1Der Jr together with epAdemyk remind us that we are already like God so need to fear. “Already” is off 1Der Jr’s Keeper of The flame Vol2 which was released earlier this year. The video stars both Jr and epAdemyk (Michigan based rapper) as they rap about our divinity and capable being. At this time …
As many are celebrating their loved ones today make the most for this year’s Valentine’s day; 1Der JR is celebrating his birthday with a new project: Keeper of the Flame Vol.2. He released vol.1 a while back which was more deeply grounded in classic old school beats. The new project is his third offering. It …
If you listened to Kampala you should remember the 1Der Jr on “17:4” – more retrospective and introspective. “Speak up” was the perfect single for Keeper of the Flame, as it introduced us to what to expect from the project. Linking the two notions is what KOFTF is about: self reflecting and letting what you feel known.
The mixtape allows 1Der Jr experiment on different beats which require certain flows. He takes a look at his own life with “I(Save my Soul)” and proves we are all capable of saying our truth and we all have our emotions thus have to “speak up”. Kamanzi is a remarkable feature and to amplifying this idea.
KOFTF is a mixtape that 1Der Jr conceptualised, as a keeper of the flame (gospel) tells us we can. The tape is about standing for your faith and truth instead of living for false hope or mere as he says on “Likes” – living for likes and going over board. Asks “who you impressing?” He even cautions us of fake news (unreliable information).
As much as he offers contemporary gospel he reminds you of the need for spiritual approach to life – in God not focusing on individual endeavors because God is “owembabzi” the tape is important to our time, where we all want to be included in everything, fighting for dominance. What is your purpose? Since we are all on a journey he asks us to be careful on who we go to for compliments. Don’t be in a prison he implicitly says on “Sojourners and Exiles” as he even shares his prison experience.
In the end he tells us I all because of God’s grace on the Kanye sample feature on “Grace”. Materialism and it’s traps on humans is the sentiment that American rapper kanye West adds and this was a wise sample that 1Der Jr adds as he shows us he arranged his mindset for we are on top not beneath.
1Der Jr allows himself to reflect, show his vulnerability even when he talks about things we tend to keep to ourselves. He shares how he was into the life of the Parte and how he was drawn to girls twerking that later brought unprecedented discomfort instead of comfort. Hebwraps up the tape with his stylised version of American rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me” which he calls “Sing About Him” – God.
It is evident on the project that as Jr discovers himself so does he improve on his skills as an artist, from beat selection, topics, arrangement and deliver.
Listen to Keeper Of The Flame by 1Der JR
1Der JR is here again with positive vibes for us. ‘Speak Up’ is his latest track off a forthcoming project he is yet to name. On this single he features Kamanzi who nails the hook and her verse.
”Speak Up” is a call to action kind of track. JR and Kamanzi are reminding us of our human being and higher being that deserve the best therefore shouldn’t be confined. We all have emotions, have identities and with spirituality we get reinvented.
“[The song] reminds us of how we are each created as a masterpiece so we ought to use our uniquely assembled selves to fulfill a uniquely assembled life. ” – JR
We look forward for more because this one is a banger and uplifting. Kampala EP was impressive, for now anticipate by listening to “Speak Up” below:
1Der JR has responded to American rapper Joyner Lucas’s “Devil’s Work” a track that explores topics like death and the general absurdity of life. Joyner on his track talks about slain rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot in 31 March 2019. He wished all dead heroes would be brought back.
On JR’s response he is trying to talk hope and spiritual to Joyner and others who feel like here are no answers.
Watch visual here:
“Wamani” is the latest track from the gospel sensation, 1Der JR ever since Kampala EP. The collaborative track with Izaya is a song in awe of God. The track has an experimental EDM-rap sound scape that the 17:4 rapper enjoys every moment of. Little information has been provided about the track; whether he has an …
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1Der Jr has finally released his debut project, Kampala EP. It was dropped a couple days ago (last week Thursday) at Gekko Lounge. Here is the tracklist: Hallelujah ft Andre (Prod. Aethan) Flight ft Lisa (Prod. Aethan) Byanshobera ft Izaya (Prod. Izaya) Honashi ft Sitenda (Prod. Izaya) Drogba (Prod. Izaya) 17:4 ft J.C Muyonjo x …
Songs Of Many Colours (SOMC) is evidence that Mal-X has definitely been busy. After working with Simon Elly and Suspect 92 on Nothing From Something EP, Mal moved on to work with Gamit for this spiritual EP. Mal-X created hype for his full length project starting weeks ago. The buzz started with the cover art, …