After two highly successful singles in the lead up to a highly anticipated EP, FLVME has solidified his position among the best Hip Hop artists coming out of South Africa. He now releases the ‘Germander II EP.’
Germander is a species of flower that is known to have medicinal benefits, and as such, since the inception of the title ‘Germander’, Flvme made this project through the lens of this flower’s life cycle, with the intention to heal all those that consume it.
“I feel this best describes me, I am that flower, a seed planted, watered, left to dry up, revered in my season of blossoming and allowed to bloom, and that’s what the title is for,” he says.
‘Let Me Down’ was the first release of 2022 from the project and is a song about reflecting on past relationships and how they helped shape who he is, “Accepting everything for what it is and understanding that I have to go through a lot in order to grow .. overall it’s just about finding peace within myself,” he says.
Followed by ‘Prayers Up’, the second single from the EP, Flvme raps about his faith and relationship with God, of which he said, “Living in the world and how it is today, I feel like it’s only right to stay prayed up. It’s also about embracing myself as a flawed human being and understanding that the future is never promised.
Germander II finds the artist on a quest to find balance between all the high and lows of life and his career, while remaining ready for any outcome, while remembering to live in the moment. Check it out below…
Must Listens: Prayers Up, Rock For Life, What’s On Your Mind? BE Okay, Workin’ On Me
After taking a year off to hone her sound, heading to Ghana for the first time in 10 years to collaborate with producers and artists on the ground, BR3NYA returns to reclaim her crown as a UK Rap Queen and drops her latest single,’Kumsai’ which features her trademark witty, sassy wordplay with production from MADEINPARRIS paying homage to one of her favourite cities in Ghana
Speaking on the single, Br3nya said:“Kumasi represents a metaphorical journey of my recent life experiences and the journey of rediscovering myself, my confidence, my truth and most importantly my heritage. It celebrates the fun essence and vibrancy of Ghana shedding light on underrepresented parts of the country which are just as full of life. It shows the duality of my identity being born and raised in west London but never losing sight of my true inner ‘Innit innit girl’. Kumasi being the pit stop between Accra and my hometown holds a very special spot in every trip I take back home; I can’t skip it and all it’s beauty-sometimes I pass through there to visit and build memories with family and more recently to celebrate the life of loved ones who have passed over, but each time is special.”
The British/Ghanaian rapper bewitched listeners as a ‘One To Watch’ in 2020 with a lyrical ability and confident, clever delivery that drew co-signs from the likes of Stormzy, Headie One, Ms Banks, and Ivorian Doll, playlists at BBC Radio 1, Capital Xtra, BBC 1Xtra and support from The Guardian, British Vogue, The Face, NOISEY, CRACK, The Fader, Complex UK, CLASH and NME.
Following on from his preceding hit ‘Island Love’, MBROWN slams down other fresh release titled ‘Shoot Your Shot’.
Injecting his signature soulful flair into this Sparbz produced instrumental, Mbrown continues to showcase his own unique sound with his latest offering. Armed with an infectious hook and endearing lyrics, Mbrown delivers ‘Shoot Your Shot’ as the perfect contender for any summer collection.
South East London native Mbrown was raised in a cultured Nigerian household, where he experienced an inspirational upbringing among a family of talented musicians, performers, producers and vocal coaches who encouraged him to perform in church and school. From a young age, he was exposed to music from artists such as Usher and Donell Jones all the way to Wande Coal and D’Banj.
Combining and experimenting with a plethora of different musical elements and genres, Mbrown’s innate music elegance is showcased with every release. His other musical influences include Chris Brown, Amerie, Drake, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and D’Angelo, and coins his unique sound ‘Afro-soul’ – a fusion of Afrobeats and R&B.
Notably, Mbrown’s previous single ‘Island Love’ has racked up over 80k streams to date, as well as an impressive 40k+ views on GRM Daily’s YouTube channel for the official music video, too. With plans to release an EP before the end of 2022, it’s safe to say Mbrown is gearing up for the most fruitful year of his career yet…Have a listen to ‘Shoot Your Shot’ below…