Miami rap artist John Austin brings to his music a mixture of youthful enthusiasm and the knowledge of an older more experienced artist. Austin, who started the 8-member rap group Inside Division, is on the verge of releasing his third mixtape, “Corsica Estates” but in the meantime, you can listen to him on SoundCloud.
This 18-year-old has a smooth R&B feel to his rap, not only in the music but in his delivery. His songs on SoundCloud, which include Inside Division members, have a very bluesy feel. He definitely calls upon old school hip hop in his lyrics, tracks and rhythms. He combines this with raw lyrics and imagery to create a unique musical experience.
Austin says, “The people that have influenced me the most are my family, fans, Movie Life MMT and Inside Division.” One of my favorite tracks is “The What Remix,” which, with its scratchy sound & clever lyrics, reminds me of hip hop back in the day. “Still Living” is a good example of Austin’s skills with lyrical wordplay. “Home Made” is a smooth, mellow, old-school mix for such a young artist.
Do yourself a favor and check out John Austin; he has the sound of a hop hop artist with the soul of a poet. He’s going places.