Wahid x feast, by ravens

Second-generation Jamaican, Floridian rapper Wahid shares his new EP ‘feast, by ravens’, out now.  The EP includes singles “SOLSTICE” and “Mezcal”, both have seen praise from Dazed’s Only Tracks You Need To Hear, COLORSxSTUDIOS, CLASH Magazine’s Astral Realm and Okay player’s Round-Up. Last year’s two-track EP “WILT/CORNERSTONE” was his debut which landed him in Complex-Pigeons and Planes’ highly respected Best New Artists feature for their October edition.

Through Wahid’s sonic storytelling he refuses to submit to negativity and fatalism. His hip-hop collective had just wrapped their first national tour. Their DMs were flooded with A&Rs offering deals and producers looking to collaborate. Then the group split up. It was over before it even began. The ensuing depression was all-consuming. There were days where Wahid didn’t budge from bed, drawing the blinds closed, and numbing the wounds with bottle after bottle of liquor. Despite his best efforts to salvage the wreckage, none of his attempts yielded anything positive. But through the duress, he discovered his inner resilience and perseverance. The results are manifest on his debut Innovative Leisure EP, feast, by ravens – an artful refusal to submit, and a testimonial to the indomitability of the human spirit. The title of the project comes from the parable of Elijah in the Book of Kings.

If you’re looking for comparisons, let’s start with if Black Thought was born two decades later and raised in Central Florida by a Jamaican DJ father who raised his progeny on a booming system of rocksteady, dancehall and reggae dubplates. As a teenager in the late 00s, his older brother exposed him to the classics of hip-hop’s second Golden Age. As Wahid describes it: “Nas made me want to rap, listening to the GZA’s Liquid Swords made me good at it, and Black Thought helped me refine my skills.”

Check out the Bandcamp feature for more info on the EP.

Rarelyalways x Baby Buffalo EP

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synthesizes his influences while effortlessly carving out a niche for himself - Pitchfork   

"Listen to it yourself to hear how brilliant it is. It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it’” - Billboard 

 "Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way. This song is evidence of a master talent at work.”  - Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1 

 “a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger” - The Fader  

“This guy is FIRE” - Gilles Peterson 

 Impossible to pin down” - Clash 

 one of the best new rappers and lyricists in the UK coming out of the jazz world.” - Phil Taggart   

“exceptional... one of the most unique projects you’ll hear this year” - COLORS 

 “perfect fusion of UK Hip Hop and jazz” - Jamz Supernova  

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