You may not be able to pin point what to call the genre-hopping track “Letter to God” by Jared Scott Perry, but it’s a given that you’ll know it’s dope. The Harlem native and his production team demonstrate keen musical understanding in allowing the beat to breathe before Perry hops on at the 0:35 mark.

“Letter to God’ plays like the late night prayer of any struggling artist, hungry to get put on. Influences of Marvin Gaye and the Jackson’s are palpable, as is his grooming. Perry is part of the alumni at the prestigious LaGuardia performing arts high school (same as Nicki Minaj), where he found his gift for music.

Listen below and don’t forget to keep an eye on this star on the rise.