Anyone who listened to Jalen's 2016 EP Charlie Eastern already knows what I'm about to say. Jalen Santoy is the real deal. He's got that J. Cole live album energy you just can't teach. From the opening track of Charlie Eastern you get it, and every song that follows is just as compelling while also sounding different than the last. Granted, we're without a full length, but with this new single it shows that he's only getting started.
"Vices" is short, but packs a punch. Just enough to remind you that his breakout was no joke, and I look forward to him keep reminding us for years to come. Think Vince Staples Hell Can Wait and bask in the glory of everything that's followed, that's where Jalen's headed. Strap in.