A lot of people got familiar with London rapper and producer Jay Prince when he appeared on a Soulection compilation with “All You,” and he proved that he was one to look out for in 2015 with his BeFor Our Time EP.
Now he’s getting ready to release a new EP, Beautiful Mercy, out November 20 and we’re premiering the first song. Jay Prince explains “AfroPhunk”:
[It] represents love. Self love. The whole approach of this song is to spread positivity and really get people to understand the importance in loving yourself and realizing what the truth represents – which is us and not material things.
With the lush, funky production and smooth vibes, Prince is doubling down on the sound that has brought him success so far, and we can’t wait to hear more. “‘AfroPhunk‘ is the first release from Beautiful Mercy,” Prince explains by email, “Because I felt that it was important to come out the gates with a message that is meaningful and powerful to the people and challenges how we think and live in the world today.”
The 8 track EP includes features from Allan Kingdom, SiR, Joyce Wrice and Arima Ederra, and production from BrassTracks, RASCAL, Gravez, DrewsThatDude and Jay Prince. Listen to “AfroPhunk” below.