JSMN – A Very Sad Happy Birthday (EP)

JSMN is a 20-year-old STL femcee who has created a new wave of pretty, poetic rap music over the past year. Her rap style relies heavily on imagery, alliteration and a novel play on words. After local success with her song “Payphone​” (over the ​Coffee instrumental by Medasin x Masego​), she has continued to drop quality singles on her Soundcloud​​, collaborating with upcoming producers contrasting between a cute, pretty upbeat sound with mellow, Odd Future-esque sad-girl instrumentals.

JSMN is known in St. Louis for her very creative and killer aesthetic quality music videos. She collaborates with local aspiring film and music video producers Midzy & Remrod to create some of the best visuals in the area. Payphone​, ​Llamas​, and David are​ all standouts and have helped her attract a fanbase across the Midwest.

JSMN recently released her debut EP “A Very Sad Happy Birthday” on her 21st birthday. The 3-track EP provides a new sound for JSMN with happy production to contrast her sad laments about life. The production boasts a childlike innocence in sound, providing an accessible palette to JSMN’s off-kilter rhythmic lyrics. The EP is executively produced by Kansas City-based producer ‘namesake.’ who worked with JSMN to create a unique sound just for this project. Peep the project down below.