Yadda Man has somehow condensed the trauma and heartache he’s endured throughout his life into his new 10-track album Jacket Weather.
Along with the impressive display of lyrical skill, Yadda Man, whose real name is Kenyatta Thomas, recruited multiple high-caliber guest features for the record.
Along with the Mick Jenkins-leaning record “Do You Remember,” Jacket Weather finds Yadda Man joining forces with Omaha-based vocalist Ria Gold on the standout record “Cream M.D.C.T” and also with Dizzy Wright for the track “Outta Sight.”
The true substance of Jacket Weather, though, lies in how Yadda Man comes to terms with his demons while continuously tapping into new flows and cadences throughout the entire project. He appears courageously vulnerable from the top of the project on opening tracks such as “Bundle Up,” where Yadda retraces the steps he took, ultimately leading to a rift between him and his father. In fact, it’s on that same track where Yadda Man opens up about his move from his native Ohio to Omaha over ten years ago and how difficult the transition was for him.
“Ugly chick from the block said she was the prettiest thing in the city/I thought Omaha had no women/So uncomfortable I broke down over a box of Popeyes chicken,” he raps.
Then, there are records such as “Cold World,” where Yadda Man details the treacherous tale of deceit that has unfurled throughout his life’s journey thus far. The vulnerability and genuine artistry Jacket Weather exudes brings Yadda Man’s productive 2022 campaign full circle. In addition to releasing the deluxe edition of his fan-favorite project JiMMY, Yadda Man has delivered several standout visuals including the video for his breakout single “Top Tier,” which has amassed well over 15,000 views in mere months.
Since delivering his debut release in 2019, he’s gone on to open for artists such as Wocka Flocka, Jarren Benton, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, among others. Yadda Man has also received co-signs from artists such as Slim Jxmmi and Kato The Producer and was even offered a spot as an opening act for 2000s Hip Hop legend Afro Man.
Stream Jacket Weather in full below.