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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for London-based rapper Jeshi features guest appearances from Fredwave and Obongjayar.
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  1. 90
    Offering a stark depiction of inner-city life, the East London wordsmith expertly taps into the modern conundrum of social malaise, his unflinching lyrics touching on a gamut of hopes and fears that will resonate acutely with those struggling to find purpose or make ends meet in Tory Britain.
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    80
    'Universal Credit' shows great potential, but its drop in momentum in the first half marks it as a project that hasn’t quite lived up to its own standards. Regardless, choice tracks on 'Universal Credit' mark Jeshi as a musician willing to be different and to speak with conviction.
  3. Jun 30, 2022
    80
    The references are frank, from the satirical title (he made the album while receiving Universal Credit during the pandemic, and the cover depicts him receiving a giant cheque for £324.84, the current monthly allowance, from besuited men in celebratory style) to the succinct writing within.
  4. Jun 30, 2022
    76
    On Universal Credit, he proffers downbeat tales that invite empathy, and they deserve, more than anything, to be heard.