MUSIC

Watch Shumba Maasai Centre His Focus With New Visuals for “Composure”

Composure finds Shumba grooving over two minutes and 52 seconds of sonic gold. Produced by Hermes, the beat ebs and flows beneath Shumba’s arresting lyricism as he makes his way through adrenaline fueled scenes of the iconic East London Moth Club. 

GUAP PREMIERE: Meelo’s “Bossa” ft. Goya Gumbani

London artist Meelo’s new release featuring the dextrous Brooklynite Goya Gumbani is clearly a labor of love. Taken from his forthcoming debut EP Movement 1 the single explores the liminality between soul and electronica while Goya ties the bouquet together with a shimmering bow of quality bars.

Ella Mai on R&B’s UK and US Cross-Frontier and Accepting the Discomfort in Growth

The 27-year-old can now be found residing State-side; a place that received her compellingly organic-approach to music with open arms. This doesn’t mean to say Ella had not truly earned her reputation in the UK, her foundations were sturdy to say the least and her legacy, nothing but impressive.

GUAP MEETS: Xadi

GUAP caught up with Xadi to get an idea of what goes on beneath the cryptic canvas of his pensive penmanship. Read the full interview below.

Mwanjé is Using Her Imagination to Summon The Diaspora [interview]

Mwanjé is a fountain of knowledge. A polymath in her own right.  The 23-year-old’s fire…

MNOTW: Watch Beyoncé perform at the Oscars, Phife Dawg’s posthumous album, Top Boy s2’s full soundtrack & more

‘Music News of the Week’ is your one-stop round up on both major and minor happenings in the world of music this week.

On Our Radar: Bourne ‘Ere We Go’

Bourne possesses a flow that acts like a lure as he leads you deeper and deeper into his den of sharp-witted lyricism.

Five For Friday: Léonie Barbot, Clavish, [@RasharnPowell], [@LcLevi] & more

The tide of new music never seems to stop coming in and Friday being one…

GUAP PREMIERES: [@LagoonWavey]’s “Highway”

As Lagoon sings he let’s harsh feelings simmer below the surface layer, constantly threatening to bubble up but never quite boiling over.As Lagoon sings he let’s harsh feelings simmer below the surface layer, constantly threatening to bubble up but never quite boiling over. Following his recent COLOURS debut, Barbados-born Lagoon Wavey has shared with GUAP his latest single “Highway”. 

Shaé Universe On Claiming Back Her Faith

…it’s this power to communicate gratitude that plays a grand role in Shaé’s music becoming an instrument for healing–A course towards self-acceptance and amour propre–a virtue–making Shaé’s music the greatest declaration of love there is.