One of the busiest men in Columbus hip-hop has given us a gift for his 21st birthday. Jared Young, a.k.a. Path, has been impossible to miss for anyone even tangentially paying attention to Columbus hip-hop in the past year. When not rapping and producing as part of Alleyes Path, Young is laying down beats for everyone from fellow young pups like L.e and Fabrashay A to local legends like Meta4ce and Metro.

Next year he's set to release a solo album humbly entitled "The Next Big Thing". To whet your appetite, today Path released lead single "The Waking Life" as a free download at Bandcamp. That's Jacob Wright from local folk rockers I Am Mute singing that Maroon 5-ish hook.