DJ YRS Jerzy Ft. Malik Ferraud & Chox-Mak - Embassy Row (Prod. By DR. G)(Photo By Audio Mack)

DJ YRS (Young Riot Squad) Jerzy is a jack of all trades on the rise from New Jersey. He’s a DJ, artist, promoter, manager, and a self-proclaimed entertainment/music mogul. He got into the business while in his teens and hasn’t looked back since. He cites his influences as: Funk Master Flex, DJ Whoo Kid, and DJ Drama. Like those he admires, he is known for having a strong work ethic and a couple of popular series under his belt. One is called Jerzy’s Evolution which supports indie artists. The other is coined Beats 4 Da Trap which is essentially a collection of hard core beats for those who like their Hip-Hop a bit more on the gutter side. His efforts led to him being signed by SKE (Street Knowledge Entertainment) Records. Which is a move that he feels has ultimately helped take his career to the next level. Recently, he sent over a collaboration that features his artist Chox-Mak (North Carolina) and site favorite Malik Ferraud (Baltimore). Get the rundown after the break.

This record was produced by DR. G who is based out of Manchester (United Kingdom). The production turned out nicely. The lightweight base, breezy secondary ingredients, mid-tempo rhythm, and nonchalant vibe make for the ideal mixture. There is no hook attached to this record. But the transition between verses is clean, so one isn’t really needed. The verses are of a reputable quality. Malik Ferraud gets the ball rolling and Chox-Mak comes through with a noteworthy assist. Both artists contribute individualized flows, gifted wordplay, and gratifying rhymes. The press release for the track implies that the tune is an example that artists from different parts of the globe can come together and make classic music. And that implication couldn’t be more spot on. A handful of impressive lines from Malik Ferraud are: “Day to day fighting, overcoming, and striving. I know a lot of n—as that gave up during the process. But I realized I’m way too hungry not to digest the life I’ve been chasing. I’m far from a diet. Starving for success though. It’s hard for me to let go. They say your dream’s a gamble. Well I’m placing my bets hoe. Doing all that I can. Too involved to give in. Ten thousand hours, man I’m pushing a thousand again.” One can’t deny the air of determination in those bars right there. Overall, this is a refreshing offering.

**My Two Cents: This was a sterling collaboration. I was already a fan of Malik Ferraud but DJ YRS Jerzy and Chox-Mak have now won me over too. And DR. G did a top notch job on the production. The feel of the single as a whole is nice and the content is motivational. It’s always a good look for artists to show off their passion for their craft. I think readers will agree and should set aside a few minutes to peep the record when they can. Be sure to visit the links up top as well to experience more with the three talented gentlemen. -MinM