Although he's been around for several years making waves in the Raleigh, N.C. hip-hop scene, King Mez firmly planted himself on the music world's radar this past April with "The Allure." The track featured slick, sharply penned verses from Mez, who spit his rhymes over a soulful, layered J. Cole production.

From there, Mez continued to build a strong buzz with leaks like "Reign," appearances on BET's 106 & Park, and some choice live performances. He also caught the attention of Jay-Z's website, Life + Times, which is offering a free download of the Raleigh rapper's new album, My Everlasting Zeal. Get it below.

Album: King Mez My Everlasting Zeal [DOWNLOAD]