Rice is the professional name of emerging independent hip-hop artist, producer, and label-owner Jerard Rice. Over the last four years, he and his brother M-Ezy have released a string of popular singles via their Hustle Work Grind record label. Regular readers of The Static Dive will remember recent singles like this summer’s “Starz”, released on a compilation album from the World Beat Project
A native of Webster, Massachusetts, Rice is a multi-talented singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer who pairs modern hip-hop beats with uplifting lyrics about love and personal responsibility. He views music as a great unifying force, and as a tool for education, empowerment, and empathy. He has clocked over a million streams on Spotify thanks to popular tracks like “Juice” and “No Brady.”
“New Jack ” is the brand new single from Rice, released worldwide via all major streaming services on September 21, 2023. The track opens on a mix of synths and percussive arpeggios before the beat drops on a slow and low trap groove. The rapper steps to the mic with an inspirational rhyme about breaking free from the trap (in this case, an unfulfilling job).