KIDA KUDZ CHANNELS THE ENERGY OF 2PAC ON BOUNCY NEW SINGLE FULL OF JIGGY ATTITUDE ‘MAKAVELI’
ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDER OF TOP MEMBA
Today [Friday 11th June] the Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from London via Lagos and back Kida Kudz shares ‘Makaveli’, his sonic homage to the late Tupac Shakur. Following the lyrically potent first single ‘Animalistic’ that explored incarceration and his euphoric house and dancehall infused Bella Smhurda assisted ‘Ball Till We Fall’, ‘Makaveli’ is the third single taken from his highly anticipated new mixtape TOP MEMBA out July 9th and available to pre-order from today.
Speaking on the new single which will see a special video drop next week on Tupac’s Birthday 16th June, Kida Kudz says;
I recorded ‘Makaveli’ in the UK, at my house. I didn’t even have an idea it was going towards the Makaveli side of things but I guess that’s what my mind was telling me to do. “All my jigga’s anti-social” – I was speaking about how me and my people move in life basically. It’s just literally a Tupac attitude, of the Thug Life movement he had going on. It’s just me in that Tupac spirit, and me being myself – being jiggy!
Since its announcement and release of accompanying singles this Spring, TOP MEMBA is already set to scorch the scene this summer with early support from the likes of Highsnobiety, The Line of Best Fit, Complex, Dummy, Notion, CLASH, DJ Target and more. Aptly and affectionately named after Kida’s fans to whom this mixtape is dedicated to, this highly anticipated 10-tracker was written in the afterglow of the birth of his first son at his home in London, making this his most intent and personal body of work to date.
Born in ‘IB City’ Ibadan, Nigeria and raised by his serial entrepreneur mother, Kida Kudz always had an intense love for music counting the likes of Lil Wayne, Tupac, DMX, BBK, Fela Kuti, Haruno Ishola, Tuface and Ebenezer Obey as some of his most vital influences. After winning two high profile talent competitions in Nigeria as a young boy, Kida’s unrelenting work ethic and drive led him to move to London, UK, when he was 14 to take his craft more seriously studying Music Technology, Audio Engineering, Music Business and Media Production at college and university. Thrust into a completely new environment and culture at such a decisive age, like many young African immigrants in the UK Kida battled with issues around acceptance and identity but found solace in music. The sound you hear today self-coined ‘AFRO JIGGY’ is the perfect manifestation Kida’s dual identity and artistic sensibilities blending the best the UK and Africa has to offer that’s lead him to collaborate with the likes of Ms Banks and Pa Salieu on Juls’ ‘Like Tu Danz’, Burna Boy on the ‘Issa Vibe Remix’ and Chip on his 2020 debut mixtape Nasty with the single ‘Red Flag’.
No stranger to the limelight, Kida Kudz’ authentic, intelligent and vibrant output has had incredible co-signs from Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky as well as gaining fans in the likes of HYPEBEAST, RedBull, TRENCH, GRM Daily, Complex, Hunger, CLASH and more. He has graced festival stages from Oh My to Afronation and his distinguished personal style and keen eye for fashion has led to collaboration with Daily Paper, Tommy Hilfiger, Clarks and more.
Stay tuned for more news and info soon.
TOP MEMBA TRACKLIST:
3. Figure 8 Ft. Gemitaz
4. Nobody Ft. Tanika
6. Cherry Mango Ft. Made Kuti
7. Ball Till We Fall Ft. Bella Shmurda
8. Ghetto Riddim Ft Bobby 6ix & Daddy 1
9. Never Saw Us