JuneLyfe - Lyfe or Def (Debut Album)
Roxbury Native Finally Steps out on His Own with His Long Awaited Debut Solo LP
By: Brick Records
Those qualities can be tied back to his stomping grounds of Roxbury, where influential artists ranging from New Edition to Edo G. called home. And their influence on June's music is firmly cemented as he carries the torch proudly for his neighborhood. "My environment in Roxbury—my childhood and so forth—has developed into a certain passion and attitude that I will always carry with me everywhere I go," he explains.
His passion comes through when he's gritting his teeth on the menacing "Doin' The Most" with Planet Asia and Daniel Son, and when he's showing his funkier side on "What It Look Like." And then there's the life-contemplating lead single "Rotation" with SPNDA, REKS, and Dua (of Bad Rabbids). The musicality of Lyfe or Def also bleeds through on the instrumental interludes that provide a strong sense of cohesion.
Everything about Lyfe or Def comes together on the album itself but also in the way that June talks about it. He's frank in discussing the difficulties he overcame to figure out how he would represent himself as a solo artist, and he put in the work to define who he is as a person. "I had to live more, read more, be more empathetic, have more integrity, be a little more vulnerable,"
Lyfe or Def is available now through all major DSPs via Brick Records. To coincide with the release, June is sharing a new video for the standout track "Hide N Seek (Shango Mask)," a gritty burner produced by Crypto. Director Trill Is Bliss complements the borderline-chilling vibe perfectly with VHS-stylized visuals that, in 2019, prove that certain styles are simply timeless—like Lyfe or Def itself.
02. Heights (prod. by Rah Intelligence)
03. In the City (prod. by Rah Intelligence)
04. Money Makin Mitch (prod. by Rah Intelligence)
05. The Pinch (prod. by Vinyl Villain)
06. Hide-n-Seek (Shango Mask) (prod. by Clypto)
07. Clairvoyant (prod. by Rah Intelligence)
08. Doin the Most (feat. Planet Asia & Daniel Son) [prod. by Rah Intelligence]
09. Sea Breeze (Instrolude)
10. What It Look Like (prod. by Doc Da Mindbenda)
11. Wait a Minute (feat. Barrelz & Marv'E) [prod. by Barrelz]
12. No Worries (prod. by Raw Minerals)
13. Rotation (feat. Spnda, REKS & Dua of Bad Rabbits) [prod. by Doc Da Mindbenda]
14. Surreal (prod. by Rah Intelligence)
15. Sound of Colours (Outro) [prod. by Rah Intelligence]
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