West L Boyz, Young Rob and Barn-B are the new boyz on the block bringing Hip-Hop, Afrobeat and EDM bangers to the airwaves! The duo hailing from West London are set to release their self-titled album on the 22nd of February, 2019. The album consists of ten dope songs ranging from Hip-Hop, Afrobeat and EDM.
Young Rob is a Hip-Hop, RnB, Afrobeat recording artist from London. Rob was born in Accra, Ghana but moved to the UK when he was 18 years-old and has been living here since. His music career begun when he was introduced to a London based producer named, Ren the Producer. Ren played a pivotal role in getting Young Rob’s career started.
In 2015, whilst working on his debut EP, Rob released his first Afrobeat song ‘Ghana Baby’. The song produced by Yann Gabriel which featured French RnB artist, Nabo and since received a lot of media support in Ghana and Africa as a whole. Young Rob released his Afrobeat EP, ”Sankofa” on May, 4, 2018; a Twi dialect translates as ”To go back and get it” (san- to return, ko- to go, fa- to fetch, to seek and take). Young Rob has a flare for creating catchy hooks, that demands the listeners attention to his sounds.
Barn-B; a rapper and songwriter is the latest independent artist to emerge from London’s underground music scene. Raised in West London, Barn-B has been writing lyrics since the age of 12, his musical influences and style spans across many genres, including Grime, Hip-Hop, RnB and Soul.
He describes his lyrics to be full of positive messages and motivational quotes. A diverse range of artists inspire his music style, including Tracy Chapman, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Bob Marley and Abba to name a few. Being open to a variety of music genres growing up, Barn-B’s style is experimental and reflects his broad range of musical influences, which enable his music to be played in many different settings, including the underground scene and the mainstream.
As well as writing lyrics and producing music for many underground acts over the years, Barn-B is a fan of the UK’s rap battle scene and previously taken part in rap battles himself, including Don’t Flop in 2012, which is the UK’s number one battle league. Barn-B has also battled on Jump Off in the UK, one of the most recognized organizations in music and also performed in front of the likes of Lowkey, Sway and even Gorge Galloway.