Why Jam By Sweetheartz Is A 'Necessary' Listen


The newest release from hot female hiphop artiste, Sweetheartz, could be her best project yet. Titled Jams, the album is not only showcasing the rap sweetheart's talent in a different light, it also involves different flavors and sounds which might be bound to draw the eye of the most discriminating ear.


The Necessity Defense Factor

An album of countless themes, survival at any cost is a subject that gets some of the artiste's attention. This can be highlighted not only in the punchline of among the best numbers on the compilation but also by way of a running skit inside a guest appearance by the real 'Life hacker', if you may, Harry Jack Spakes.

While Spakes is virtually a no-name in music circles, he's got more street cred than a lot of hip hop's finest, who spit fictionalized rhymes, having escaped from prison at the least seven times. Like that wasn't enough, the first sort convict managed to have a bit of little-known legislation work in his favor referred to as 'Necessity Defense', which saved him from serving out a 60-year prison sentence because of a prison break that's also life-threatening.

Spakes' story, which pulls parallels with predicaments of cannibals, cannabis growers and war protesters as distant as Vietnam, is an apparent inspiration to Sweetheartz, whose real name is Jana Barros, and sparked the need for Spakes' appearance.


Pre-released on Reverbnation and Spotify, the 13-track effort utilizes a number of arrangements and melodies to disturb the ear and invoke fascination with the mystique of Sweetheartz. Besides the obvious hip-hop influence, the tracks may also be imbued with pop and rock themes. Included being among the most interesting tracks around the album are "You Got Money", "Don't Leave Me Now" and "Thunder Bill" for which a video has already been uploaded to YouTube.