Chicago rapper Jovan Landry gives her production skills a well-deserved spotlight on World Vibe | Music Review | Chicago Reader

Chicago rapper Jovan Landry gives her production skills a well-deserved spotlight on World Vibe 

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Jovan Landry

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Jovan Landry calls herself “One-Third Emcee” to emphasize her creative pursuits away from the mike—according to an interview she gave to Chicago Crowd Surfer in March 2019, she splits the other two-thirds of her energy between photography and filmmaking. And Landry’s talents don’t end there. She spearheaded a 2019 collaborative album called Synergy, which brought together nearly a dozen great woman rappers, among them Jade the Ivy, Tweak G, and both members of Glitter Moneyyy; women handled every aspect of its creation, including producing, performing, and engineering. On top of all that, Landry is a sharp producer: the tight, energetic tracks on her new instrumental EP, World Vibe, mix elements of Afrobeat, dancehall, and house. The elegantly rubbery bass and minimal percussion splatter that drive “Electrohouse” radiate enough joy to get you through the day.   v

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