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Artist of the day: Mighty Jai

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August

“I don’t waste my time making no music for people,” Mighty Jai says at the outset of the video above. “I make myself for me and people like me.”

That means the St. Pete rapper isn’t trying to conform to any particular fad in his music. His deliberate, forceful cadence is Kanye-like, and his flair for the soulful and experimental is reminiscent of Outkast. On his Soundcloud page, the classic-sounding Truth Be Told and I’m Here Now and the chillwavey To Whom It May Concern are all worth listens.

The mini-documentary above, shot by Eyedentity Photos, offers a little bit of insight into what Mighty Jai is all about. You can find out more when he performs at 9 p.m. Thursday at Crowbar in Ybor City. Click here for info.

[Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 6:20pm]

    

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