Jelly and Pi’erre Bourne have a well-worn rapper/producer chemistry as long-time friends. Connecting for a full-length project that shows off the sound they developed–one that takes equal inspiration from Memphis horrorcore and Carolina party music–Jelly and Pi’erre share The Wolf of Peachtree 2, available now via SossHouse.
Entirely produced and engineered by Pi’erre Bourne, who also contributes vocals to the project highlight “WYA,” The Wolf of Peachtree 2 perfectly encapsulates the fierce duality of Jelly’s style. Over Pi’erre’s genre-bending instrumentals and jaw-dropping transitions, Jelly delivers his most combative cadences yet, offering disrespectful shots at his opps with a smile on his face.
“We know each other’s sounds,” says Jelly, about his friend and label head Pi’erre Bourne. “We know what each other likes and we know what each other don’t like.”
The duo’s chemistry is apparent on unrelenting cuts like “Twin” and “Mumble Jumble,” where Jelly’s lockstep delivery cuts through the chaotic, yet calming carnival that is Pi’erre’s signature. Still, throughout the tape, Jelly proves that even though he has refined tastes, he’s not one to cross: “Woke up 10 o’clock, I’m feeling kinda pissed/The numbers just played, smoked a blunt, I dropped the fifth,” he spits on project highlight “Pop It.”
Along with the project, Jelly shares “Motion,” a brand new music video. The tape’s opening track, “Motion” finds Jelly applying his drawly staccato to Pi’erre’s liquid, jazz-inspired keys, which add an air of refinement to Jelly’s street-level boasts: “On the money train, I can see it, then it’s open/Goin’ back and forth, I got motion like the ocean,” he spits. Directed by Samuel Finley, the video finds Jelly on his home turf, as he takes over Peachtree Central Station in Atlanta. With help from the wavy camera work and his sparkling smile, Jelly crafts a clip that makes riding the MARTA seem like the most fly activity imaginable.
The followup to 2020’s The Wolf of Peachtree is home to Jelly’s recent Juicy J-assisted single, “Bubble Gum,” a chirpy celebration of curvature coated in the influence of Three 6 Mafia, both in sound and subject matter. “Bubble Gum” sees the South Carolina native channel the immutable flows of Memphis’ underground with stunning efficacy, a motif of influence that Jelly carries throughout the project, augmented by Juicy J’s contributions to The Wolf of Peachtree 2 as an engineer.
In this exclusive interview with HipHopSince1987 rising star Jelly talks to Digital Crates about his music career. He has been putting out music for years and is starting to see the success he worked so hard for come to life. He has a single online now with Juicy J called “Bubble Gum” off his newest project “The Wolf of Peachtree 2”. He represents for SossHouse and has a flourishing relationship with super producer Pi’erre Bourne.
He has a signature sound but is a versatile artist making all different types of songs for his fans to enjoy. He first started rapping over beats from Zaytoven and then developed his sound working with Pi’erre Bourne. He focused on dropping back-to-back visuals and recording full projects to feed the streets with quality music. His consistent work ethic helped him to reach international fans who gravitated toward his balance of lyricism over solid production. Inspired by legends like Gucci and newer artists like 21 Savage he carved a lane that is all his own. He is self-motivated and his team and family keep his work balanced with living life and creating his art.
With The Wolf of Peachtree 2 on the loose, stay tuned for more from Jelly and the rest of Pi’erre Bourne’s SossHouse ensemble as the summer heats up!
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