Stream Jazz Cartier Hotel Paranoia

The Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier turned a lot of heads last year with his Marauding In Paradise mixtape, and he’s just followed it up, out of nowhere, with a free-streaming SoundCloud album called Hotel Paranoia. The new tape was produced almost entirely by Cartier’s frequent collaborator Lantz, and it’s got a dark, churning sound. Cartier reminds me a bit of Travis Scott, if Scott cared a whole lot more about rapping and songwriting, and the tape includes a dark-and-stormy trap version of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.” Listen to the new album below.

Hotel Paranoia isn’t available for download anywhere, at least not yet.

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