Born of Jamaican and Nigerian parents and raised in Ireland, rapper JyellowL has drawn on all three aspects of his background to create a sound and vision that sets him apart on the domestic scene. Currently studying politics at UCD, his subject matter explores the social and global problems that intrigue and disturb him - from topics such as racism ('Cold In The Summer') to the lessons taught him by his Jamaican grandmother on how to be himself in a world that wants to force you down one particular path. Following the release of his summer single 'Medusa' (a stinging attack at false rappers and the fake nature of the music industry) and a string of festival dates that included a memorable Longitude appearance, he returned to the fray with the first track from the Me and Me 2 EP. 'Oh Lawd' - featuring a guest turn from UK star Aaron U.N.K.N.OW.N. - balances a more commercial sound with that keen eye for detail and lyrical intelligence. The central theme was an appreciation for the fundamental aspects of life but also an acknowledgement that our attention is shifted from those things that really matter when we get carried away with our daily trials and tribulations - events actually aren’t that crucial for our underlying happiness. You can’t keep what can’t be held on to.
2018 came to a riotous close with an Irish tour in support of R&B superstar Nelly, critical acclaim for the aforementioned EP and two stunning shows at Other Voices in Dingle. With further videos from Me n Me 2, selection to be part of RTE 2FM’s Rising pick of the year’s best new artists plus a series of dates with The Game, 2019 will see a series of releases paving the way for his debut album in 2020.