Strictly is the first single taken from BREIS’ ground breaking Hip Hop Audiobook, the audio version of his rap book entitled ‘Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students’. It
is also the lead single from the Brilliant EP (songs from the audiobook but without the narration), which will be simultaneously released in March 2013. Produced by BREIS and Leroy Brown, this Afrobeat-flavoured single features the vocals of Eska Mtungwazi.
Strictly will be digitally released on March 18 and the audiobook/EP will follow on March 25.
“This one is for Africa and the Diaspora,” says BREIS. “It’s about the culture of our words and music and their importance to us as a people. It’s also an acknowledgement of the hard work of my parents’ generation that usually goes unseen or unheard in the UK.”
BREIS (breeze) is a dynamic Hip Hop lyricist based in London. His style is a fusion of the Hip Hop, Soul and Afro-beat he listened to growing up in both the UK and Nigeria. He describes his sound as BAM (British African Music). He is also an author and the Director of a Hip Hop educational company called Student of Life, which encourages young people in education to raise their aspirations through the vehicle of Hip Hop music.
Listen to Strictly below: