Dublin Rapper JyellowL Shares Official Video For ‘Mademoiselle’

Rising talent, JYELLOWL, has unveiled the official video for his latest release, ‘Mademoiselle’ – taken from his highly anticipated and forthcoming debut album, ‘2020 D|VISION’.

Following on from his introspective single ‘Doesn’t Feel Like’, which highlighted his experience as an African immigrant moving to Ireland, ‘Mademoiselle’ changes focus and serves as a thank you note to those that have influenced and aided his journey to date.

‘Mademoiselle’ is the third single to be taken from his forthcoming debut LP, ‘2020 DIVISION’…check out the epic video below…

South African Sensation Langa Mavuso Shares New Single, ‘Panther’

With his previous single ‘Love Lost’ garnering rave reviews and acclaim in the two months since release, building on recent support for the rising star from the likes of GQ, Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), Red Bull Music, ELLE South Africa, and Deezer – where he was recently named their ‘Next
Artist of 2020’ – South African singer, songwriter and musician LANGA MAVUSO is back with a brand new single titled ‘Panther’ as he continues to tease his highly anticipated self-titled debut
album titled Langa’, which is scheduled for release on September 25 via Platoon.

Crafted with production duo Noble, who recently collaborated with Beyoncé on her seminal
Grammy Award-winning album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, ‘Panther’ is a smooth and soulful offering with lush R&B sensibilities and expansive soundscapes that will transport listeners on a late summer evening ride. The infectious slow jam sees Langa pour his heart out about searching for healing in all the wrong places, while highlighting his glorious vocals and exquisite falsetto tones, as well as his penchant for captivating storytelling and vivid songwriting.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his new single ‘Panther’, Langa says, “The song was
inspired by a tumultuous time in my life where I had surrounded myself with many distractions to
try and get over the pain and heartbreak of a difficult breakup, it captures how exhausting it
became to pretend that things were alright with me after this relationship ended. It talks about the many distractions we use to run away from our emotions, whether it’s flashy cars and bottles of champagne to heal the pain, or seeking light in dark places”.

A graduate of the National School of Arts, Rhodes University and the South African College of
Music, where he honed his singing skills, vocal abilities and performance prowess, among other
things, Johannesburg native Langa Mavuso burst onto the scene in South Africa with his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Liminal Sketches’ with Black Coffee’s Soulistic record label, before breaking out to become a star in his own right, buoyed by such fan-favourite and cult classic singles as‘Home’, ‘Sunday Blues’, and last year’s ‘Mvula’.

With his new single ‘Panther’ and upcoming self-titled album, Langa is excited to share his coming of age story with the world…Check it out below…

Rapper J Grange Drops Track, ‘Rocky Like A$AP’ + Music Video

Emerging Independent British Rapper J GRANGE drops his latest single with accompanying visuals for ‘Rocky Like A$AP’.

The new single produced with platinum selling producer DUKUS (Amy Winehouse Foundation, Stormzy, Charlie Sloth, Yxng Bane) is a celebration of personal ambition and having the strength to ‘keep pushing forward on your quest to the top’. The track showcases the young artists’ talents throughout, including his songwriting skills, charisma and slick, aspirational wordplay.

J’s future certainly looks bright despite his relatively short time dedicated to music, he’s already caught the eye of tastemakers having received feature articles on BBC, Music-News, Verge, Niji Magazine, Guap, Link Up and many more

Upping the ante for this release, J has solely self funded and directed the music video for ‘Rocky Like A$AP’. Ever keen to inspire others, the video opens with an industrial, eerily empty feel which ultimately ascends into the realization of J’s ultimate dream….music. The lyrics also continue J’s personal mantra of striving towards your goals and to stay persistent.

Despite being an exciting, conscious, new British talent on the come up, J has a greater purpose and an extremely powerful message which is to address the issues and negative stigmas around mental health. Ultimately inspired by his own experiences and overcoming early struggles and harsh battles with Mental Health himself, he found his therapy in music and wants to get this across to other creatives and beyond to urge and inspire them to follow suit.

J is currently in the process of looking to start up his own initiative and record label for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and also who suffer from mental health issues. Truly inspiring to see from such an talented young artist who is set for a very promising and prosperous career in the industry.

Check out ‘Rocy Like A$AP’ below…

Premiere: Devil’s Locker (Video) – Henny Knightz

Following the success of his enigmatic, self biographical project ‘The Random House Of Evil’ – which squashes all myths regarding the glamorisation of poverty, depression and ‘the ends’ – rising Hackney artist HENNY KNIGHTZ drops visuals for his new single ‘Devil’s Locker’.

Revealed as the foundation of the EP, ‘Devil’s Locker’ merges a nostalgic, soulful backdrop to unapologetically honest Henny. Encapsulated by the visual geniuses that are the Foolish Professionals (E.Greaves & Anarfi Lloyd), the accompanied video illustrates the duality of a suicidal introvert growing up in the ‘Ends’ of Hackney.

Henny is one half of duo The Knighthood Society featuring fellow rapper Nicki Knightz. Henny executively produced Nicki’s 2020 ‘For The Uninformed EP’ to critical acclaim, and has been covered by Trench Magazine, Earmilk, RWD Magazine, GUAP Mag and GRM Daily.

Check out the video below…

 

Watch Nicki Knightz’s ‘India Arie’ Video

One of Hackney’s promising rappers, NICKI KNIGHTZ gives a vivid account of dealing with her hair and her identity while growing up an innercity area in her latest video for single, ‘India Arie’, directed by Sau Ali.

Boasting a nostralgic bluesy soul instrumentation, serving as the backdrop for Nicki’s brutally raw narrative, ‘Indie Arie’ forms part of her critically-acclaimed EP, ‘The Uninformed’, produced by rapper and label mate of The Knighthood Society, Henny Knightz. Henny’s video for new single, ‘Devil’s Locker’ will premiere on NEW LEASE MUSIC today at noon.

Until then, have a peek at Nicki’s video for ‘India Arie’.