Young Fathers – ‘Lord’

While the government wants to control

Our country will set you free

Young Fathers have completed their third studio album and the first single is ‘Lord’ just a disclaimer am bias when writing about the most amazing band EVA!

Ally as always looks amazing…. and on that horse


…..looking like a full potential but before I digress.


The video is reminiscent of the Guinness Suffers Advert 1998 directed by Jonathan Glazer that my sixth form teacher subjected us to watching over 30 times in order to write a detailed analysis, actually the recent Guinness advert depicting Los Angeles Cowboys has sequences of horses so, this video because of Guinness and horse reminds me of Guinness but before you start thinking this piece is sponsored by Guinness lets get back to Young Fathers.

Young Fathers new single Lord is probably the best gospel song I’ve heard all year, we only leave little doubt because I haven’t listened to all gospel songs released this year, although Stomzy’s ‘Blinded’ was great.

The song opens with the chorus and the blended angelic voices of the group just captivate you, moments like this you are lost in the unison of the groups voices so intertwined its one choir that’s just been chilling for time gettings their vibes together.

The difference is evident, the growth from the first album Dead is something you can clearly hear the strength in vocal range, delivery the writing and production, this isn’t something that can be cooked up and dished up this is seasoned chicken, overnight in the fridge marinated and then cooked over coal heat its life-changing.


If wishes were horses

then beggars would ride

‘Only God’ the last release from the group was a lovely set up for ‘Lord’ and from the current theme, we cannot be wrong in assuming that the new album holds further exploration of spiritual themes and we look forward to hearing.

Young Fathers are also on tour in early 2018 check out their website to get a full listing on tour dates as for now check out the video for ‘Lord’.

FILM: Young, Gifted, and Grinding

Filmmaker Ndrika Anyika just dropped the first episode of her docu-series feature ‘Young, Gifted and Grinding’ a docu-series that explore a number of topics in relation to Black British enterprise and entrepreneurs. It was a pleasure to be part of this project nothing like working a night shift and having a full day of filming so it was the perfect labor of love. Also thankful to share my musical love and get my Raphael Saadiq on (Insecure) as the music supervisor for the series.

Ndrika describes the docu-series.

Young, Gifted, and Grinding focuses on innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit. The themes of which are: The Hair Industry, New Media, The Art Industry and Publishing. The first installment in the docu-series focuses on female entrepreneurs in the lucrative black hair industry, which in 2014 was reported as being worth £5.2 Billion of which black women accounted for 80% of the hair product sales. And will premiere at the University of Sheffield on 14th October. Yorkshire based film director, Ndrika Anyika, said: “I wanted to make Young, Gifted and Grinding a platform to highlight the variety of ways black entrepreneurs in Britain are flourishing. The project was also an opportunity for me to hear stories first-hand from people across the country who inspire myself and many other young entrepreneurs.”

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Check out the Trailer below and catch the first in the docu-series on ‘Hair‘ on the same Youtube Channel.

Sasabasi – ‘Lakini Bado’

Are we witnessing a resurgence of good Swahili lyricist in the Kenyan music scene?

To say that it is  awesome to have new music from Sasabasi, the artist formally known as Vinticqueezy just proves how music and making it has to be something you  love and have the patience for.

Sasabasi is a talented Kenyan rapper based in Houston TX USA, who we come across a few years ago when he was featured in the song ‘PIGA PICHA’ ft Vyba,K-Teezy, Kaulaz.

After a break Sasabasi has made a return with ‘Lakini Bado’ which means ‘not yet’ in Swahili, produced by Giggz also based in the Houston Tx USA.

The song talks about how there is always something else either in a better sense or worse. How as human beings we are never satisfied; We always strive to reach out to the next goal.  The message behind the song is..  Just keep on pushing #LakiniBado

We are looking forward to see what else he has installed for us throughout the year. Check out the visuals directed by Hefemi & Agano. You can also follow Sasabasi on his  social media accounts.

snapchat : sasabasi



MUSIC: Ibeyi – Stranger/ Lover

Iberia latest video release is of Stranger /Lover this was a stand out track while listening to their album earlier this year. The fine line of being a stranger and lover. The video is simple set against a black background the twins deliver their verses and chorus while masculine hands ruffle their afros.
Watch the video below

Maureen Muthoni