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Jesse John – Heart Of Gold (Prod. Rayne Drop) [Audio]

Prince Albert, SKJesse John and Rayne Drop have teamed up – once again – to hit us with a new track titled “Heart Of Gold.” As you may recall, Jesse took a brief hiatus from music and remerged on us last month with that highly introspective Rayne Drop-produced “Man In The Mirror.” Jesse used to be more of an underground rapper but he’s seemingly switched up his craft to take a more conscious approach.

This month, Jesse goes in on another signature Rayne beat to tell us about his search for a heart of gold. While most of us Canadians know “Heart Of Gold” as one of Neil Young’s many claims-to-fame, you’ll notice that Rayne chose to sample the Johnny Cash version of the track on this beat.

Jesse John - Heart Of Gold (Prod. Rayne Drop) [Audio] -

Jesse goes heavy on us right from the start as he takes the time to speak to his mother’s depression, as well as a widespread stress that’s taken hold of everyone. He offers up his craft as a solution, of sorts: “All my life/ This music is really all I know/ It’s really all I know/ I use it as my therapy.”

This track bodies the same lonely venturing feel as the original. This further commentates Jesse’s return to the rap game, as well as his more emotional delivery. He’s searching for that heart of gold. And it seems like that very “heart of gold” has always resided within the music.

Actually, maybe Rayne Drop is that “heart of gold.” I mean, it seems like he’s got a knack for banging out the perfect beats for Jesse’s rhymes. He is Jesse’s super-producing secret weapon. Can’t wait to see what else these two cook up on us.

Twitter: @JesseJohnMusic | @RayneGretzky

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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