1200squad Mic Check: Jazz Cartier

1200squad contributor Collin Bean gets the new year started with new music and artists you need to be aware of. This week Mr. Bean kicks things off by shedding some light on Toronto MC Jazz Cartier. This is 1200squad Mic Check.

“It feels like I’m back for the first time,” Jazz Cartier, 21, raps on “New City, New Legend,” one of five solid singles the Toronto rapper released last year. The sentiment Jazz spits holds true. 2014 was a bit of a rebirth for the few who have been following his career from the beginning and a wake up call for those just tuning in. Once upon a time Jazz garnered posts from outlets with a prep-school lean to them. Now he’s landing premieres on sites like Complex, Highsnobiety and FADER. Read more…