Music: Jean Deaux – Wikipedia
Jean Deaux showcases her many talents on “Wikipedia.”
Chicago has been making waves for it’s unique and diverse hip-hop scenes, boasting an epic array of young rappers like Chief Keef, Chance The Rapper, and Mick Jenkins. Yet the scene has also birthed a talented wave of singers, including Jean Deaux. With a lovely voice and atmospheric aesthetic, Deaux has excelled on collaborations with the aforementioned Jenkins, as well as her own solo material. On that note, Jean has come through with a new single called “Wikipedia,” in honor of the aspiring academic’s favorite faux pas.
The smooth jam is produced by ROMderful, and serves as a worthy introduction to the up-and-comer’s world. Insofar as the concept goes, Jean had the following to say about “Wikipedia:” People are going to try and tell you who you are every step of the way, they’ll even knock you down to convince you. But you get stronger every time you get up on your feet and continue walking in your own truth.”
It’s a powerful message, and Jean continues to drop knowledge when elaborating on her creative process:
“Writing music depends on my mood. If I feel I have a lot of things bottled up they’ll spill out in any convenient melody I can find in a song. ‘Wikipedia’ was like that. When I got the beat from ROM, I wrote the song on paper in like less than 10 minutes. Smino recorded me, and that was it. I spent my time after tour touching it up, the people that saw me perform it really connected with it and they were ready to have it.”
Speaking of Smino, Jean Deaux recently toured North America with the St. Louis singer. If you’re feeling Jean’s first solo release of 2017, you should be pleased to know that she’s hard at work on her next EP, which is still untitled.