Published on November 12th, 2015 | by Derek0
Award Winning Emcee (@EJake_PHM) E Jake Drops Visual For Wu-Tang Inspired “36 Forever”
“Born in ’89 but I’ll be 36 forever.” That is the bold line off of the smooth, melodic track entitled ’36 Forever’ by 26 year old rhyme fanatic E Jake, who won the “Best Male Rapper Award” at the prestigious 2015 Underground Music Awards. The song is one of the lead singles from his 26-track album called “Wu Raised Me,” which features voice over narration and production by the world-renowned DJ Statik Selektah.
The project is heavily influenced by the hard-hitting, head bopping sounds of the super Rap group The Wu-Tang Clan. E Jake chose this album name to display his appreciation of the group and to personify his skills on the mic. His mission is to honor the culture by carrying on the tradition of lyrical content, unique style, and underlining ambiguity throughout the entire production.
“36 Forever” refers to two of E-Jake’s favorite Wu albums, which are “Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers” and “Wu-Tang Forever.” However, in drug and street jargon, the term ’36 forever’ means to keep it 1000% raw, real and authentic. Hence, you see the ambiguity. E Jake’s unique rap style is highlighted on the second verse of the song as he creatively name drops all original nine members of the Wu.