Telling the toll, toil, and story it takes to attain greatness, Canadian rapper Yasuke releases hip hop love letter to inimitable and iconic basketball participant Michael Jordan in new single, “Like Mike”.
Going exhausting to seamlessly fuse lyrics in each English and Japanese to create one thing distinctive all his personal, the bilingual monitor lands forward of the artist’s forthcoming album, ?? (Jyousaka).
The music’s easy sonic journey is a twist on the everyday homage to Jordan, with Yasuke channelling his childhood idol whereas additionally reflecting on his rise as an artist. Yasuke’s refined cadence accompanies fellow rapper Rito on a chilled-out music crammed with linguistic intricacies. Yasuke’s introspective imaginative and prescient and grasp of world tradition permit him to artistically navigate japanese and western soundscapes with ease.
Yasuke’s lyrical breadth takes middle stage with photographs of a globetrotting way of life that takes the listener on a journey from their headphones to the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo.
“4 am and stumbling?
Really feel remorse can’t really feel my face?
Strolling down these Tokyo streets?
Rack up, bam that make me Khun?
?????? (God’s Lure)
???????? (Black garments identical to my blood)
??????????? (Strolling round in Jordan 1’s)
????????? (Take a flight to Chicago).”
The subtle stream of switching between languages on the fly elevates the monitor to turn into one thing that hasn’t been heard earlier than. The aspirational message of “Like Mike” is comfortably seated alongside epic sound manufacturing and a melodic mix of worldwide influences. The music is delivered to life by producer Casket: Jones, whose mastery of hip-hop synergy is on full show. The flexibility of sound is affirmed by its considerate composition, with “Like Mike” feeling as welcome on the membership because it does within the health club.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Yasuke is the stage identify of Tahir Grant Jr. He first gained notoriety on-line when he was first found rapping fluently in Japanese; a language he taught himself. The identify Yasuke finds its origin in feudal Japan, the place a warrior of African descent would turn into the primary non-Japanese samurai. This merger of cultural aesthetics comes naturally as Yasuke channels artists like Andre 3000, Infantile Gambino, and Prince to attain his signature type. Yasuke represents a musical unification that defies conference and appeals to Japanese and North American music lovers simply the identical.
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