Jim Jones brings the flavours of East Coast and Southern style rap together on new anthem Finesse. While Jones has been quite of late, Finesse is a solid reminder of what Jones can do when he puts his mind to it. Joining forces with Atlanta’s Rich Homie Quan, fellow Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg and Brooklyn newcomer Desiigner, the Dipset member brings the heat with this one.
Produced by the relatively unknown 808 Stash and propelled by 808s and stinging hi-hats, Finesse is the type of track you want to hear late night in the club. Jones opening salvo finds him rhyming about slinging drugs and his affiliations with the Crips and Bloods, but it’s Ferg who’s the clear star of this hustlers tale. Not only does he sing the catchy as hell hook, but he shares verses with Quan and Desiigner.
The chemistry between Ferg and Quan is off the chain and I’m surprised the two haven’t collaborated more often since jumping on DJ Don Cannon’s Big Money back in 2014. Desiigner continues to sound more and more like Future every time I hear him, with Finesse being one of the few tracks Desiigner has featured on since blowing up with Panda.