Jalen Santoy Shares ”5am Conduct”

Hot off his recent shoutout from Young Thug, Jalen Santoy — the Charlotte, NC-born and LA-based rapper — has released his new single “5am Conduct.” With rapid fire lyrics reminiscent of Andre 3000 and Kendrick Lamar, Santoy reflects on standing out in a crowd for being unique. “5am Conduct” is out now via Repost, Soundcloud’s artist services division. The song follows previously released track “Dismissal,” and both singles will be found on his forthcoming album, Without Hesitation, set for release on February 9, 2022: https://ffm.to/withouthesitation

“‘5am Conduct’ represents staying true to yourself,” explains Santoy. “Every genius gets called ‘crazy’ by people that only notice their uniqueness until they prove themselves. Oftentimes we ‘crazies’ find ourselves in moments of isolation and we rely heavily on our foundation to remain grounded.”

Citing the lyrics “The gang gon conduct themselves the same way,” Santoy says that they “remind us that even in those moments of isolation along our journey, we’re able to move without hesitation because we come from good stock that likely has a similar approach. Cutting against the grain is a life experience that forces you to have to remain solid to yourself first. Even at 5am.”

“5am Conduct” is paired with an official video, directed by Midnight Collective (24kGOLDN, Polo G, Lil Yachty, Fivio Foreign) with Santoy explaining the concept as “a visual representation of those moments of isolation along the journey. We all have encountered various distractions along the way and understand that how you perceive them determines how well you are able to adapt.”