A leading voice emerging out of the fierce juggernaut that is Ireland’s rap scene, amongst other rising stars such as Kojaque and Rejjie Snow, JyelllowL has released his debut LP titled, 2020 Division.JyellowLhas had a great year, with his track ‘Ozone’ featuring on the FIFA 2020 soundtrack surpassing 2.2 million streams on Spotify alone. In addition to the single ‘Oh Lawd’, featuring on the soundtrack of the ‘Normal People’ TV series, which has has received over 1.4 million plays to date.
A self-driven artist and entrepreneur, his newly established JyellowL Records Ltd quickly landed a distribution deal with the international distribution company IDOL.df. JyellowL maturing as an artist and businessman can be heard throughout his album, with blends of his personal journey and ambitions as an artist.
You can listen to the full album below, and let us know what you think:
Octavianhas released is second single of 2020, which sees him team up with Africa’s afrobeat artist, Santi, and Nigerian native artist, Obongyjar.
The track was produced by Take A Daytrip (Sheck Wes ‘Mo Bamba’, Lil Nas X ‘Panini’, AJ Tracey etc) and is a celebration of Octavian’s African heritage. This is an Afrobeats-inspired track that’s a perfect summation of Octavian’s artistic duality.
Obongyar leads the track with the ringing hook, which has a uniquely monotone distorted sound around his voice. Joining Octavian with a verse is Nigerian Born rapper, Santi. Santi transforms the track with his impactful rapid opening lyrics adding a complimenting sound to Obongjyar and Octavian link up to that point.
Have a listen to the singe below, and let us know what you think:
Beginning March 21 in Los Angeles, Ata Kak and his band finally land in America to perform the legendary cassette Obaa Sima.
Ata Kak’s cassette Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. Following an eight year search, Awesome Tapes From Africa tracked down the mysterious singer with a cult internet following and re-released his album in 2015. On the heels of extensive critical acclaim for the reissue, Ata Kak began performing live in 2016, storming stages at Sónar and Glastonbury festivals, among many others, backed by his London-based band.