The OVO roster continues to showcase its diversity with the recent EP, A Place Like This from Majid Jordan. Composed of vocalist (Majid) and producer (Jordan), the group’s first release on OVO Sound will be yet another stepping-stone into the spotlight.

Mainly known as the featured artist and co-producers of “Hold On We’re Going Home”, Majid Jordan has put out a five-track extended play, which is influenced by today’s pop and house music from decades past.

Majid’s vocals on this project continue to grab fans’ attention and force them to listen. He is able to convey the pain of broken connections on “U”, while projecting his love and the connection he feels on “Forever”. His voice sounds extremely polished and the hooks on each song are beyond catchy. The lyrics are all inspired from relationships and all the emotions that come with them.

The production is all over the place in the best way possible, with each song grabbing genres and mashing them together to create wonderful sounds. The vocals work perfectly with the instrumentals, fading in and out at what is exactly the right time.

The title track closes out the project and is its most powerful and potent. A gripping tale of how relationships can be become extremely difficult with a banger of an instrumental that sounds like tailor-made OVO sound.

The only thing this project has working against it is the lack of material, with just five songs to listen to. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions and then it abruptly ends; but that just leaves fans eagerly anticipating what’s next.

Words By. Cameron Da Silva

Cameron Da Silva has always envisioned himself being apart of the ever-changing world of journalism. Currently completing his third and final year at Humber College in the Journalism Print and Broadcasting program, Cameron has been a writer and Biz/Tech section editor for the school’s newspaper, The Humber Et Cetera since September 2012. He published articles on a weekly basis and built contacts in the business and technology world. He has been able to combine his passions for reporting and hip-hop music by joining #TeamUrbanology as an intern in September 2013. Cameron has enjoyed his time covering concerts by some of his favourite artists like Joey Bada$$ and Mac Miller and has also opened his eyes to a new genre of reporting.