Ghana has recently put an end to its confinement, and the country’s hippest rapper just released nine new hot tracks to enjoy.
Lava Feels is, according to Joey B, “not an EP, not an album, not a mixtape, just a collections of songs”. Indeed, one feels the rapper has enjoyed the making of this project. The instrumentals are modern and melodious, Joey B excels in his technical and musical verses, and the guest list is impressive. Having brought together two of the biggest Ghanaian artists, Stonebwoy and Sarkodie, he also invited M3NSA from Fokn Bois and a good part of the underground and emerging Ghanaian rap scene (EL., Pappy Kojo, Ko-Jo Cue, Bosom P-Yung, Rjz). Santi and Odunsi from Lagos, ambassadors of the Alté scene, are also on the project. The connection is quite coherent: in his own way, Joey B is also a representative of West African alternative music.
Having started music in 2011, he quickly made a name for himself for his avant-garde rap style and his stylish and humourous visual identity. Close to artists like Pappy Kojo, La Même Gang or DRB LasGidi, his latest mixtape “Darryl” dates from 2017 and was a big success with hits like “Chorkor Special” or “Ranger”. With Lava Feels, Joey B’s music moves up to the next level and confirms once again that Accra is a real creativity mecca.