JPEGMAFIA, the Baltimore-born noise rapper behind 2018’s excellent Veteran, has been teasing a new album on Twitter for the past few weeks. Today, we’re finally getting our first taste, the silky-smooth “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot.”
The track finds beauty in chaos, turning the noise that opens the track into a buttery beat. Led by milky keys and stomping 808s, the production on “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot,” done by Peggy himself, will make a convert out of those initially turned off by its harshness, highlighting the rapper’s delicate side with autotune-assisted vocal runs.
Hazily shot by Andrew Mcglennon, the video places the rapper on a mountain and in the suburbs to stare into the camera while delivering the verses. He explains in a statement that “this video is just me existing. I wanted you to be moved by what’s going on.”
Watch the video above.