Glad to have UK rapper and songwriter Airklipz host a BlueJay session on Sunday 30th at 8pm! Hailing from South London, the self-proclaimed product of his environment is a conscious type rapper with influences including Nas, Bob Marley and J Cole. Airklipz has a huge backlog of music, but you can check out his latest release ‘Vape Life’ here.
We caught up with Airklipz to find out a bit more about what he’s about and what we can expect from his BlueJay session!
I’m an independent rap artist from South London. I make gritty, hardcore rap music, talking about the state of affairs in my neighbourhood. Even though I would not consider myself “conscious”, I do have a strong social element to my music and I like speaking up for the downtrodden.
Music to me means medicine. It’s the soothing tonic after a long day, it’s the calming pill to get you through that long day, it’s the place I store a lot of my memories. Actually, music is more than that, music is life!
My biggest musical inspirations are Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. The rappers I look up the most are Nas, Styles P, Klashnekoff, Currensy and J. Cole.
I was a massive Bone Thugs and Harmony fan, and knew the lyrics to all their tracks. I was also a hardcore Snoop Dogg fan.
I don’t really drink but I would consider “Currensy – Landed” as a good one to start.
Parties in the park!
Smoking too much!
A lot of fun!!! I’ll be playing loads of great classic rap tunes along with my own tracks and current personal favs. Might even throw in some “non-rap” songs!!!
Check out more of his tracks on Soundcloud.
Tune in to Airklipz playlist on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 8pm! Download BlueJay here: