Sounds Like: Mac Miller, Chris Webby, Asher Roth
Bio: Josh “J Duff” Duffey is an independent hip hop artist from South Jersey. After growing up with a deep love for all things music and teaching himself guitar & piano, he began to write rhymes at the end of his senior year in high school. After hearing his friends spit rhymes and believing he could ...See Full Bio
“J Duff is one of the few rappers that are on their way to stardom. The 2012 XXL Freshman Class was filled with has-beens and never-weres, leading listeners to find the best new artists. I believe that J Duff is on a path to become a household name, and this is because of his incredible wordplay and punchy beats. His flow comes forth on the disc’s first cut, Can’t Stop Me Now, as a less sloppy Yelawolf. The complexity of his lines is reminiscent of Chris Webby or early Eminem, but the subject material is much less dorky than the former and less self-aggrandizing than the latter. The Introduction should be seen as an important rap album because it contains a cohesion to the disc’s 14 tracks that few rap albums can achieve. Even when the tempo of the disc changes (e.g Lonely), I feel that J Duff’s output is constant. This is something that even storied artists like Jadakiss or Lil Wayne are unable to do; despite the slower feel of Tear Drops, there is no sense that J Duff has slow”
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