JELANI BLACKMAN – AVERAGE JOE EP

South London rapper Jelani Blackman drops hard-hitting new EP ‘Average Joe’ via his own imprint, 18RECORDS. “The energy on this EP is crazy it makes me want to run through fire,” he says. “The journey to this point has been mad but one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I learned…

JELANI BLACKMAN – CHEERS

Jelani Blackman raises a glass to the events, people and places that have contributed to his experience thusfar on new track ‘Cheers’.  It’s a personal and yet universal reminder to take stock; “Cheers to the sunshine and the rum punch / Cheers to my family, cheers to my mum / Cheers to the grey skies…

JELANI BLACKMAN – BRIXTON

“I always hated talking about my personal life in music,” explains Jelani Blackman.  “It made me feel too exposed and vulnerable so I just wrote things that kind of related to me but nothing specific. Starting to get better at sharing cos I realise you just have to be honest with yourself.”  To that end,…

JELANI BLACKMAN – NOBODY’S SON

“‘Nobody’s Son’ makes me feel strong,” says Jelani Blackman, “because of the lyrics but also because it’s the first track I’ve put out independently and the feeling is so different. Right now is probably the clearest I’ve felt about a song saying something about me. It’s about being your own person and growing up in…

JELANI BLACKMAN – GO LOW

Jelani Blackman drops a visual for new track ‘Go Low’ Ft. NewAgeMuzik.  Released via AMF Records, ‘Go Low’ kicks off with a lurching, bass-heavy beat over which a tuned-down Blackman drops deep, confident bars leading into an arrestingly simple, infectious hook.  The colourful, dynamic video comes courtesy of London-based creative agency Paq.  “Every video I’ve done so far has been…