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A bubbling name in Chicago’s Underground hip-hop community, 22-year-old Jinx the Natural is a rising force worth keeping track of. The St. Louis-raised emcee is a member of super collectives Higher Learning and Drip Gang, and he’s been ferociously carving out a signature sound that throws a massive wrench in what you’d expect from Chicago-based rap.
His charged single, “Holy Water,” packed with blasphemous sexual innuendos, is a seductive exploration of grit and grime—a thrashing punk attitude evocative of Kanye West’s Yeezus or anything Death Grips. “My office, my office; we fuck in my office,” Jinx screams, beneath a cross-shaped neon sign in the music video that reads, “Jesus Saves.”
The rapper’s latest track, “Sierra,” featuring K’YEL is a more subdued, syrupy release, pulled from his forthcoming August album GMBC (Gods Must Be Crazy). Watch the BULLETT premiere of Jinx’s trippy JoshuaEby-directed music video, below.