LA-Based rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA has been releasing music for the better part of a decade, but most hadn’t gotten to know him until his 2018 release, Veteran. “1539 N. Calvert” has risen to one of Peggy’s most renown tracks. The title is a reference to the address of the Bell Foundry, a now defunct recording studio in Baltimore.
On Veteran, JPEGMAFIA expands experimental Hip Hop with heavy filters and deep samples arranged in an aural collage. His sound is dark and rough. Glitchy cuts and dim lighting give JPEGMAFIA’s video a unique look that echo his own sound.