Released 28th February.
Produced by JB madeit & Avi
Mixed and mastered by Simba Bianchi
According to rap encyclopedia Genius the slang term “No cap” has become one of the most popular phrases in hip-hop. It’s grown from a handful of mentions in 2016 to hundreds of references in 2018. Urban dictionary defined the slang term No Cap to mean “No lie. Someone usually uses this after saying an unbelievable statement or asking a serious question” According to Andre Fazaz
“The main message behind the song is stop lying, just to do their thing and don’t worry about everyone else. There is no need to fake a lifestyle that you don’t live and flex when you can’t afford it. Live within your means and just be you and the best version of yourself that you can be”
The track was produced by JB made it who is responsible for the upcoming Drake x Fivo Foreign x Sosa Geek banger which arrives very soon. Speaking to Andre on the process of making the song he shared “The single came about, when I (Andre) was doing a freestyle on instagram just to give my fans some content, the reception was very good insight on Instagram looked very promising.” Andre then decided to make the freestyle into a song, asking fans to poll who they wanted as a feature on the track. After fans spoke Fazaz recruited Evans Jr & Skarz. The song was recorded during a trip himself and Evans took to the UK. Fazaz continued to share
“The collaboration was so organic, the energy in the studio was crazy it pushed everyone creative boundaries. Evans had just dropped his album, "I had just dropped my EP and Skarz had just signed a deal with Warner and everything was just feeling right”.
Andre Fazaz born as Olamide Fazaz is a singer/songwriter and rapper from Ireland. Growing up he was surrounded by music, his mother was a singer in the church choir and his father a well known local DJ. He fell in love with music listening to the likes of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Biggie Smalls, Bryson Tiller and Usher. He began his journey singing and later transitioned into making Trap-soul and Afro-swing vibes across the UK & Ireland. The budding artist is making some serious moves which has caught the attention of some fellow artists landing him support slots for Naira Marley and Vianni. Full of potential, the 19 year old artist is growing everyday, it can be heard from his latest critically acclaimed project COZY SZN. He is very ambitious and hopes to chart & tour all over the world.
Evans Junior is a Nigerian born and Irish raised Artist with a sound that holds no bounds to genere. He dabbles in Hip-Hop, Trap, RnB, Pop, Afrobeats and Afro Swing. His primary musical influences stem from Justin Bieber, Wizkid, Fella Kuti, Lil-Pump, Migos, 2Face, Daddy Showkey, Daniel Ceaser and Pnb Rock to Trippie Redd and Juice Wrld. His musical journey began at age 10 when he experimented with singing and rapping, later transitioning into writing music at the age of 14. Perfecting his craft for a number of years before releasing his debut project 4YOU! In 2017. Following up with a number of solo singles and single with group T.E.D. The traction of his music lead him to secure a number of supporting act slots for artists like Kojo Funds, Maleek Berry, Eugy Official, Not3s, Vianni, Comethezine, YBN, Yxng Bane, Olamide and Naira Marley. Additionally, performing at Ireland’s biggest festivals; Electric Picnic, Independence and Longitude Festival. After building a steady and supportive fan base online Evans returned with a critically acclaimed debut album ORGANISED MESS in 2019. Through the years Evans Junior has developed a fine ear for music and excellent lyricism which is notably evident in his music, whether it’s a heartfelt storytelling song or one that gets you in the dancing mood. Evans Junior knows how to stay relevant. There is no doubt that Evans Junior has the potential to be seen on different charts for different genres while winning awards worldwide with the right resources behind him.
SKARZ (born Asajile Jonathan Sylvester Ambokile on February 24, 2003 in Tabata village, Tanzania) officially began his musical career at the age of just 13. Now 16 years old, and having had a unique upbringing between Tanzania and London, Skarz’s music is a fusion Afrobeat/Afroswing and UK Rap.
A very proud African, the bilingual talented young artist also often speaks his mother tongue of Swahili in his songs, as well as introducing other native languages such as Lingala & Ghanian too. The rapper/singer has now decided it ’s the perfect ‘timing’ to release his first music project. inspired largely by his idols Jhus, Dave and Mr Eazi.
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