For the second year in a row, Yung L has decided to hit the ground running in the early days when the music industry is traditionally just warming up. In January 2020, he released ‘Juice & Zimm’, a 7-song tape which he rolled out as a “playlist” project. In addition to flaunting his already established abilities at mashing afropop and dancehall into catchy songs, the tape also included pan-African guest features, including Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and Nigeria’s Tay Iwar.
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To start off 2021, the singer has announced and shared the details for his sophomore album, ‘Yaadman Kingsize’. The follow-up to his well-received 2017 debut, ‘Better Late than Never’, is set to drop on January 29th. It will comprise eleven tracks, including “Operator” released last December, and the Wizkid-assisted remix of “Eve Bounce” off ‘Juice & Zimm’, which dropped back in May. The album will feature guest appearances from Afrobeat scion Seun Kuti, legendary Nigerian singer Shank, British-Tanzanian artist Tiggs Da Author, Sudanese singer/producer Sammany Hajo, and more.
In the Instagram post announcing the album, Yung L called ‘Yaadman Kingsize’ his “Best project yet”, drumming up our expectations considering how formidable his debut LP and follow-up projects have been. You can pre-order the project here while we await its drop later this month.
Dennis is a staff writer at the NATIVE. Let me know your favourite the Cavemen songs @dennisadepeter