Set for release at the end of the week (Sept. 16), today, you can catch an exclusive early stream of Youthanasia, the new 5-track EP from Jez Dior. Opening out with the melodious, brooding "Separated", the EP fuses a range of Dior's formative influences and serves as a welcome intro to his fluid rhyme style and vocal strengths. Over a year in the making, the LA-based artist told Complex that "this project embodies everything I've been feeling this past year. The reason I called it Youthanasia is because I was in a place in my life where I really felt like if I didn't start changing my ways and growing up, my youthfulness was going to overcome me. So it was either grow up and kill off my youth or be killed by it." Sample the growth of Jez Dior down below.

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