Baltimore’s own Jurdan Bryant is an artist that is all about expression. It makes sense that he’s amassed over 5K followers on SoundCloud as he spits relatable, yet distinct rhymes. In his latest, My Life, Jurdan doesn’t take the typical route of detailing his personal triumphs and tribulations. Metaphors, stutter steps, and vivid imagery make up his rhymes, taking you into the dark alleyway of his mind. The murky beat produced by Shine is exactly what Jurdan needs to talk about existential topics from drinking tea in the morning to stay centered, to warnings of the intricate danger in the streets. Jurdan truly makes you think. There is a lot to unpack here, and that is exactly why My Life works so well.