The kid from The Sixth Sense raps underwater.
Rapper and producer Jonwayne has unveiled the video for a new song, ‘Minerals & Gems’, that features Hollywood actor Haley Joel Osment (presumably as Jonwayne) searching for himself and rapping underwater.
The song is taken from a forthcoming EP called Jonwayne Is Retired, due for release on April 28 on the Dad Vibe label.
The video and five-track EP are the first signs of life from the Los Angeles rapper and producer who seemingly took himself out of the game at the end of 2014. Following his debut on the Stones Throw label in late 2013, and a first European tour in early 2014, Jonwayne cancelled a summer tour in Europe due to health claims. He was subsequently, and quietly, dropped by the label at some point during the year before going on a weight loss regime and clearing his Twitter account at the beginning of this year.
Following the video’s release earlier this week, Jonwayne fired up his social media again yesterday for an apparent highjacking of the Clear Channel radio network which broadcast his new EP on loop for a few hours over FM airways in parts of the Los Angeles area.
Swan song for a young artist or clever marketing ploy? Who knows for now, but at least we got to see Osment rap.