Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Nigerian rapper Unchained XL (aka UXL) embraces the best of soul, funk, RnB, and hip hop to deliver the percussive new single E No Dey Easy.
With pointed and honest lyricism and no shortage of infectious grooves, Unchained XL brings an explosive new energy to the hip-hop scene.
With his new track E No Dey Easy, Auckland-based Nigerian rapper Unchained XL delivers an electric and colourful performance sure to get your bones moving.
Having been raised listening to afro-funk, UXL lends from the genre’s textures and melodies to create a sound that’s entirely his own.
Having enlisted the help of fellow artists Nuel Nonso and Phodiso Dintwe, E No Dey Easy is a self-produced song that boasts an incredible saxophone solo, soaringly beautiful vocals, and strongly delivered verses.
The Aukland rapper has experience as part of a touring metal band, East Of Eden, and hopes to bring the same energy of a live metal show to the rap community.
“What I’ve noticed a lot with live hip hop is that it’s normally like two people and a DJ. And it’s kind of cool, but you’re like, ‘Maybe I could just be here listening to this on Spotify and it wouldn’t make much of a difference,‘” Unchained XL told Tearaway.
“Whereas I want to bring a lot more to a live show, so people can always look forward to coming. And that’s what I got from metal.”
Check out the video for E No Dey Easy above. The Foreign Legacy EP is out now.