Jimmy Yitty – Pack & A Plug

Jimmy Yitty, rapper from Toronto just recently released a new single; Pack & A Plug, which was released May 8th on his birthday.

Jimmy has been working hard on his craft in the city for a while now, with his One for All All for Yitty EP that dropped eight months ago. From there he has steadily been releasing music for his fans. He dropped his newest EP BEFORE THE WOLVES this year which has features with Johnny Darko and Dopeface. 

His third EP; One for All All for Yitty had a lot of dark, eerie vibes to it. He reflects a lot on his past, and the situations he has been faced with, with a touch on the future. He went back to his roots with this EP and you can hear the struggles he’s gone through while creating this EP. He shows how cold the world can be, and touches on depression and being broke. A lot of his trials and tribulations have made him the person he is today. Touches base on beef he’s dealed with, lack of parental support due to them not really being involved in his life, and being on different substances. BEFORE THE WOLVES is a completely different vibe from his third EP, and you can really see the experimental side of Yitty in this project. He experiments more with auto-tune and has fun with this EP.

I was inspired by a Kanye song (Runaway) and how he used auto tune on his vocals but as an INSTRUMENT instead of as a crutch trying to sing and hit certain notes. – Jimmy Yitty 

He has also shared a Too Lit 2 and Too Lit 3 singles, which was influenced by Too Lit, a track that is on his One for All All for Yitty EP. The two tracks are very similar but over different beats. Although the rapping is very much the same style and flow wise, the vibe is completely different thanks to the producer MS.

Jimmy has experimented with his sound within the past year and it shows. From hard hitting raps to trap, he has the ability to write rhymes on important issues, and then turn around and rap about trappin’, enhanced with auto-tune. He shows diversity with his sound, and his most recent track shows his ability to adapt in these different sounds.

Pack & A Plug was influenced by a few things and below is Jimmy’s thoughts on the process of making this track.

Funny enough the title has a slightly deeper meaning, as I was telling Kwace God my urge to do less trap and auto tune music, and more boom bap type hip-hop, more lyricism type music. He was working on the beat as I mentioned this, so I started freestyling (like I do for almost all of my songs) the lyrics to the hook and it sounded dope. So the hook and title is like trapping ain’t dead (in the literal way) but at the same time, I’ll still be doing some trap music still.. it ain’t dead. 
As for the beat itself, me and Darko were walking from bloor to DuPont on Davenport (before we linked with Kwace) and I played the Nas & Damien Marley song “Patience” Darko had actually not heard it before and I fell in love with the vocal sample and that we ended up using in the track. – Jimmy Yitty 

Stream Pack & A Plug below on Soundcloud. 

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