Cory Jreamz: Alive

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Hailing from Houston, TX, unsigned artist Cory Jreamz dropped a haunting new track called “Alive” this week. The dark video—which Jreamz made himself—avoids big budget antics in favor of a staring contest-style rap along, while still managing to be theatrical enough to retain audience attention. With a James Brown sample in the intro of the Treyshawn-produced track, and nods to various chopped and screwed stylings synonymous with southern rap, it’s clear the 19-year-old has done his music homework but is set out to do something different.