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Portuguese singer of Cape Verdean descent Dino d’Santiago expertly bridges together the traditional Morna, Batuku and Funaná with contemporary sounds that create a truly refreshing yet timeless sound. With a number of superb records under his belt in ‘Eva’. ‘Mundu Nôbu’ and most recently ‘KRIOLA’, d’Santiago has continually pushed the boundaries with the aim to showcase these sounds to the world.

jelani Blackman – tricky

jelani Blackman – tricky

What makes London’s Jelani Blackman such an existing artist is not just his ability to deliver sharp, hard-hitting verses just as easily as hitting those smooth, silky tones; but the way in which he is able to convey a depth and poignancy in his songwriting. His personable narrations are mirrors that allow us to see ourselves in his words, and it’s this that has set him apart from his contemporaries.

Having just wowed us with a ferocious and jaw dropping performance of unreleased single ‘Hello’ earlier this week. London based artist Jelani Blackman marks his return with a raw and honest performance of latest single ‘Tricky’. With production courtesy of multi-platinum selling producer Jacob Manson, ‘Tricky’ showcases Blackman’s emotional and poignant lyricism as he narrates his experiences growing up in London. As smooth as it is sharp, check out Jelani Blackman’s COLORS ENCORE of ‘Tricky’ up top.

jelani Blackman – hello

jelani Blackman – hello

Since introducing himself with the dark and twisted sounds of debut EP ‘1-4’ which featured standout singles like ‘Submarine’ and ‘Repeater’, London based rapper and singer Jelani Blackman has grown from strength to strength. Over the past few years, the rising artist has continued to impress with his ‘5-8’ and ‘Lockjaw’ EPs as well as a round of singles last year like ‘Nobody’s Son’, ’Brixton’ which feature on his ‘Average Joe’ project.

When it comes to Blackman’s music, what stands out is his distinctive gravelly tone which exudes a depth and vulnerability that is heightened by his raw and honest songwriting. This shines through on his COLORS performance of new single ‘Hello’ which sees Blackman work his lyrical magic over a ruthless beat. Check out the blistering performance up top and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the Londoner.

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