Jonwayne is one of Sparticus-scale supporting cast on Geoff Barrow’s Quakers LP.
The Stones Throw emcee and beatmaker gets his brief moment in the spotlight on album track ‘Smoke’. Over a vintage blaxploitation shuffle, Jonwayne turns in some serviceable (if not spectacular) bars. Like much of the album, it’s throwback in just about every way, but there’s enough goodwill at work to ensure ‘Smoke’ is more likely to linger than to dissipate. The video bungs some filters over straight-down-the-line performance footage of Jonwayne; like the track, it’s pleasant without being revelatory.