JESS B ‘Ride Out (feat. MELODOWNZ)’
Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering a number of the tracks on the EP.
Of Kenyan descent, JessB grew up in Auckland and naturally gravitated towards hip-hop from an early age. Raised by her adoptive parents, hip-hop offered an avenue to explore her identity in a way that felt natural – providing a cultural touchstone as a minority in New Zealand.
After meeting renowned producer P-Money through SoundCloud in 2014, the two began what would go onto be a solid friendship and musical partnership with P-Money producing Jess’ first two tracks ‘Set It Off’ and ‘Soul Free’ which she released last year to critical acclaim.
Quickly making her mark on New Zealand Hip Hop, Jess has already racked up over 300,000 streams on her first two tracks, collaborated with award-winning legends SWIDT, and secured the first female appearance on David Dallas’ ‘64 bars’ – a Red bull backed freestyle project.
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