An uncompromising and singular young talent, 25-year-old South London artist Kam-Bu returns with brand new track Pickney.
Marking his first release of 2022, the track was produced by Fredwave and is an adrenaline infused slice of British rap that marries Kam-bu’s dexterous flow with Sound System Culture inspired by his Jamaican roots. Alongside the track, Kam also drops the single’s video directed by Scrappy Metal, displaying the rawness and energy behind his much-heralded live shows.
Speaking on the track, Kam-Bu says, “Pickney is a glimpse into the thoughts that plague my mind in moments of madness. In the rave, after the rave, that days after a rave. Hungover pessimistic reflection. The beat Fredwave made in the studio that day just brought that energy out of me”.
Since the release of his debut single Are You On?, Kam-Bu has emerged as a profoundly uncompromising artist force within British rap. He’s sold out shows across the capital, played tentpole festivals such as Reading & Leeds, All Points East, Glastonbury, Pitchfork Paris & Forwards (not to mention performing one of the buzziest shows at this year’s Great Escape) and been profiled by the likes of Re-edition, The Face, Mixmag, Dazed, Loud & Quiet, Crack, i-D, Arena Homme+, the Evening Standard, Pitchfork, Clash, Trench among many, many others. Additionally, he also appeared in ACW x Converse & Bianca Saunders campaigns, collaborated with Converse on a panel alongside Tyler, the Creator and has worked on community-based initiatives with the likes of Idris Elba, Gucci, Flock Together, Green Gym, Louboutin & the London Wildlife Trust.
In late 2020, Kam-Bu announced himself as a pioneering talent with the release of one of the most accomplished and tightly structured debut projects of late, his critically acclaimed debut EP Black on Black. Featuring production from the likes of Leon Vynehall, Pullen, Hylnu, Tom Henry & Knucks amongst others, the project effortlessly flipped between left-field drill & party anthems, all while maintaining a deeply introspective tone that reflected on the social, political and community issues affecting the diaspora across Britain. With a back catalogue of experimental, forward thinking tracks to his name already, the stage is set for Kam-Bu to dominate the musical landscape in 2022.