Song of the Day: Draco Malfoy Freestyle – Junior NRB

Written and recorded on the spur of the moment after discovering the beat online, JUNIOR NRB‘s single ‘Draco Malfoy Freestyle’, showcases the rapper’s prowess in dominating any beat with his signature witty lyricism and fast flow. The track samples children singing in another language, which is pitch-shifted to give an eerie feel before Junior and the bass come in hard.

Junior makes his intentions clear that he’s “Tryna be the greatest there has been / I ain’t tryna end up a has-been”. Describing the process, Junior says “it was about having fun, I wanted to get things out my system before my next project drops which will be more serious”.

The music video for ‘Draco Malfoy Freestyle’ was shot in Sheffield, soon after the Coventry-based rapper moved there to study Fashion. Director GM, who worked with Junior previously, creates a DIY-feel as, like the track, the video was made quickly, being shot in Junior’s home and neighbourhood. When writing the song Junior saw its visuals and brought them to life in the music video, with rapid, energetic shots that match his lyrics. Junior makes his mark on his new hometown in the video, with the final shots being him rapping whilst overlooking Sheffield.

Check out the video for Junior NRB’s ‘Draco Malfoy Freestyle’ below…

Otis Mensah Releases Dreamy Soulful Rap Anthem, ‘Like A Dog’ + Video

UK’s first Hip-Hop poet laureate OTISH MENSAH releases his new single ‘Like A Dog’, a mellow, abstract-rap anthem that wrestles with depression and nostalgia. Nurturing the international collaboration between the Sheffield lyricist and Berlin beat-maker the intern, ‘Like A Dog’ builds on their signature Jazz-Rap sound with a playful bounce and catchy melodic hook.

This single continues the #OtisMensahExists, a creative series blending together surrealist animation and introspective music. So far the series has been supported by major tastemakers including BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Earmilk, GUAP Magazine, The Times, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and CALM.

Check out the animated video for ‘Like A Dog’ below…

Otis Mensah Drops Troglodyte Jazz, a Jazz Rap Ode

Named Sheffield’s first poet laureate in 2018, OTIS MENSAH steps back with the release of his latest single, ‘Troglodyte Jazz’. Produced by The Intern, ‘Troglodyte Jazz’ is an airy jazz infused lyrically playful track from the critically acclaimed wordsmith himself.

‘Troglodyte Jazz’ is part of the second season of #OtisMensahExists, a creative series blending together surrealist animation and introspective music.

Check out the video for the single below…

Song of the Day: Kisses – Chloe Cattell

CHLOE CATTELL makes her debut with the sweet and sassy ‘Kisses’.

Emerging with an old school 90’s R&B vibe, whilst also creating something relatable for today’s society, Chloe’s sound is distinctive yet original. That being said, along with her fierce nature and infectious personality, there really are no limitations as to where this can take her.

Produced by Pdub The Producer (Da Baby, Roddy Rich, Tink, Luh Kel) and engineered by 5Five2 (Yxng Bane, Kojo Funds, Stormzy), ‘Kisses’ was written as an empowering song for females as stereotypically women are often branded a certain type of way for having the same desires as a man. The main theme of the song is to pretty openly say ‘no, this is what I want right now while I’m working on myself, and I’m not afraid to make it known’ – Chloe Cattell.

With an arsenal of new music in the pipe line, this Sheffield born Singer/Songwriter is one to add your watch list this year…Check out ‘Kisses’ below…

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Music Videos of 2020

Hey guys, hope you had a fantastic festive period! It’s that time of the year where NEW LEASE MUSIC rounds up the list for the top ten music videos of 2020.

So sit back, relax and check out the creative productions that’ll perk up your Monday blues…

10. satellite – drew makes noise

9. eastenders – ambush

8. hometown – j.kas

7. u cute – tonia victoria

6. pressure – benny bizzie

5. A Million Things – FEATURETTE

4. blacker the berry – nicki knightz

3. sex machine – ane lee

2. Easy – Lorelle Howard

1. Strangers – selci