Ever since his rise to underground hip-hop prominence as a member of The Left, Journalist 103 has been regarded as one of Detroit’s most revered lyricists and one of hip-hops most promising MCs. His work on The Left’s 2010 critically acclaimed debut album Gas Mask received overwhelming praise from some of the most notable voices in the hip-hop community including DJ Premier, HipHopDX, and OkayPlayer. Following the success of Gas Mask, Journalist 103 looks to reach new musical heights as he prepares for the release of his solo debut Reporting Live, to be released on October 30th via Babygrande Records.
Journalist 103 sounds at home over the abundant jazz instrumentations of Oddisee, as he invites listeners on a journey through his psyche on “Walk With Me.” The track exemplifies Journalist’s lyrical capabilities and demonstrates why KevinNottingham.com refers to him as “a ground level street reporter with a message we need to hear.”
Reporting Live hits stores worldwide on October 30th via Babygrande Records and will feature guest appearances from Freeway, Fashawn, and Saigon as well as production from Apollo Brown, Snowgoons, Oddisee and more.