Just before the new year arrived, Boy Better Know general Jammer unveiled his latest body of work Natural Selection, which sees 13 cuts and additional assists from Tyrell Trey, D Double E, Wiley, Jme, Biggaman, and more. The project was also accompanied by dope visual releases for “The Jerk Man” and “Ain’t The Same.” While still very much Grime-oriented, this release definitely sees Jammer experimenting further into other genres, making for one of the more distinctive records in recent time.
Another standout from Natural Selection is the hard-hitting “Grime Boy,” which is produced by Cosmos and features “Lord Of The Mics” collaborator SBK. Simply put, it’s tracks like this that remind listeners why Jammer is a thing of legend within his genre (and music overall, period):
“Copy and paste flow, they ain’t got lyrics like me or no say-so, spin an MC on the radio, man have been a soldier boy before Draco, see me with Double and Halo, and I flow nice with the ting like Kano/
Man’s with (Cosmos) in the studio, workin’, man go hard, never soft like Play-Doh, I was a grime boy, now I’m a grime man.../”
Natural Selection follows last year’s EP Distant Drip, a quarantine-perfect offering that saw five tracks and a single feature from New World Ray. In addition to that, 2020 also saw infectious loose singles from Jammer like “Smoke,” “Rain,” “Chattins,” and “Hope Dealers,” the last of which is a tribute to Black The Ripper — a man who tragically passed on last April. Around that time, he also reunited with his BBK cohorts on the posse cut “Red Card,” which appeared on Frisco’s The Familiar Stranger.
Fans can enjoy Jammer’s Natural Selection project in its entirety below. Definitely hoping for more visuals from new album in the near future.