Last year (2015), J. Drew dropped his project The Long Way Home, the second offering that saw him taking a departure from his Gospel lineage and roots as the son of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Grammy-Award winning gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard.
Now, the Grammy-nominated artist delivers yet again with his surprise sequel project, The Long Way Home: #75South. This self-written and produced 9-song collection serve as a metaphor of J.Drew finding an alternate route as he gets closer to his destination musically and personally, while still staying true to himself.
It features an appearance from PJ Morton and a remix to “In The Moanin’,” and chock-full of soulful joints and flanked with the swinging sounds of the hip-hop of yore.
He hasn’t had much to say about the project, he wants the music to speak for itself. No more needs to be said. Press play.