Topaz Jones Is His Own Winning Ticket on “Powerball”

Topaz Jones’ “Powerball” dreams of making it big through sheer luck. Most of us are guilty of it—taking stock of those ever-rising lottery figures, losing sleep staring at the ceiling with a future-millionaire’s grin, fantasizing a laundry list of “First Things I’ll Buy.” Jones translates that excitement lyrically by foregoing breathing. He doesn’t stop. He weeps of joy late at night, and when he gets out of bed, he’s still cheesing with the thought of bringing his family up. Jones snaps back to reality eventually, admitting that the world is indifferent to you and success takes work.

“Powerball” is as good a funk song as it is a rap song, too. It brims with equal parts maturity and optimism. Jones doesn’t look on the bright side naively. It takes great strength to hope for better when it doesn’t seem within reach. With his talent, Topaz Jones shouldn’t worry too much about finding the winning ticket. He is the winning ticket.

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