Originally from Los Angeles, California, and currently based in New York, self-motivated entrepreneur and hip-hop artist Malachi Navi Wahy (born Maxwell Page Fairchild) is a Renaissance man of Hip Hop culture. Malachi operates through the self-made personas of the Sun King (percussionist and singer), Maxx 39 (rapper and poet), and Jimmy Carter (rapper and humorist). Malachi has developed a unique vehicle to manage his three personalities called the XXXIX Empire. Malachi has created an amazing catalogue of music, which affords him the opportunity to foster his skills as a performer, producer, and vocalist. Today, I have the honor of reviewing his recent album entitled Jimmy by Jimmy Carter of the XXXIX Empire.
Jimmy Carter of the XXXIX Empire exceeds every musical expectation with the album Jimmy. Consisting of twelve incredible tracks and incredible production by Daud, Jimmy proves to be the calling card for rap purists in a progressive way. The album opens with Master Bait. Instantaneously charming, Master Bait provides the stage for Jimmy Carter to demonstrate an incredible lockdown flow. The production is memorable and works well in bridging the gap between classic rap and its diverse elements of today.
Jealous is a very inventive song. Jimmy Carter masterfully provides the braggadocios lyricism that is reminiscent of the 90’s vibe with a modern spin, meaning he put thought into the verses with an arm’s-length vocabulary. The production features an intoxicating bassline and other ingredients that make for a hazy atmosphere. Needless to say, Jimmy Carter delivers a sarcastic testimony that is enough to keep the haters listening from afar.
Zee Lay opens with a tantalizing bassline and clever drum programming. Jimmy Carter tells an awesome tale of being a lazy muthaf@*a. Zee Lay is warm and refreshingly obnoxious. You’ll love it! The smiling faces continue with Sus as Fuck. The track features another chamber in production styles. Something a bit more digital, Sus as Fuck holds a brilliant structure filled with keyboards riffs, sound effects, and of course a verbal dosage of intellectual thought that emphasize how much life sucks. Now that’s a damn good song!
Turning it up a notch with the wordplay, Jimmy Carter is in shine mode on Strong Style. Listeners will find it best to keep one finger on the rewind button while listening to this track. Staff follows the schematic of underground flavor. Jimmy Carter effectively draws us into a timeless place with playful lyrics over a hard and somewhat dark beat, a brilliant combination.
Jimmy Carter brags about going hard on Danny Laru. The track’s theme and hook are an over the top adaptation of Karate Kid’s character Daniel LaRusso. Along with Jimmy Carter’s comical rap, Danny Laru is hardcore in its own way. Lo-Key Lo-Fi is a fierce dance track that is well produced and puts listeners in the mood for something more than the two-step. Jimmy Carter shifts his flow for the occasion of celebration.
Continuing the upbeat rap template, WU. Gracious is Jimmy Carter’s statement on love. As the inventor of “what’s better crabs or a nagging wife?” Jimmy Carter makes the joys of being “wifed up” the coolest thing in the world. Earth Full of Comedians Too Dick to do Stand-Up opens with a classic electro-beat groove with Jimmy Carter rapping like an emcee on vocal express. This is another jewel on Jimmy.
James Bond was Too Emotional & Never Had a Plan B rides a funky beat that serves as a great host for Jimmy Carter’s verbal assault. This track is easily hand in pocket on the money. Jimmy Carter concludes the album with a song that points out some of society’s ills titled Everybody Tryna Be Everybody.
Jimmy is a masterpiece! This is one album that deserves a place in rap history. Jimmy’s originality, lyricism, and production hang well above the rim and reveals how much the music industry needs a Jimmy Carter of the XXXIX Empire.