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Watch 1DER JR in new “SAVE MY SOUL” visual

1Der JR has consistently offered so many visual work this year – as part of keeping in touch with his fans and also keeping sane since the lockdown plus the gospel going out to the masses. The “Save My Soul” visual is his latest release off Keeper of The Flame mixtape.

A story of triumph that amounts from faith and perseverance in all trials and tribulations is what this new video offers. “Save my soul” as a song looks a weak human begging for God’s mercy to save him/her from the human endeavors. Coupled with the visual; a porter from a construction site, turned fisher to making it big on the television is one way of looking at the story offered.

We commend 1Der Jr for this effort to tell stories visually in a time when Artistes don’t seem to add artistry to their work.

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1Der Jr is vulnerable, reflects and reinvents himself on Keeper of the Flame Vol. 1 – Review

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.

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1Der JR and Kamanzi remind us to Speak Up on new single

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:


Video: 1Der JR responds to Joyner Lucas’s “Devil’s Work”

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.

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