East London rapper, illustrator and designer Kieron Boothe represents a new wave of UK artists whose music is as much rooted in jazz and soul as in new styles. Last year, Kieron turned some heads as a member of The Silhouettes Project (alongside Enny, Lex Amor, KeepVibesNear, Manik MC, Kofi Stone and many more). His single ‘No Peace’ made it into various high-profile playlists and cracked the 1 million streams mark.
Ending the year with a bang, he now returns with new EP ‘The Stoned Age II’, to be released on Dec 3rd via Melting Pot Music. Here, Kieron is spinning lyrical webs over jazz-infused beats with salient Sax riffs and catchy head-bopping hooks at the core.
Touching on a prominent motif in hip-hop, ‘TSA II’ is a sequel to his 2018 two-track EP of the same name. “I think what makes this project special is that it’s more than just stoner rap, it’s me documenting where I am at in my life currently and I just so happen to smoke weed a lot during the process haha,” Kieron explains.
The artwork around ‘TSA II’ has been created by the rapper himself. Graduating in Graphic Design from University of the Arts London has granted Kieron the skills to visually compliment his music as well as produce artistic contents for other artists both underground and commercial alike. “I never saw myself getting a ‘proper job’ and studied courses that I believed would enhance my career such as ‘media production’ and ‘graphic design’. Over the years I did begin to doubt whether I made the right decision in putting all my eggs in the creative basket, but the last two years have proved me wrong.”
Raised in Newham, East London, with family ties in Jamaica, Kieron Boothe started rapping at the young age of 11, first emerged on the scene in 2012 and has dropped a total of five projects since. Lately, he has contributed to the first volume of The Silhouettes Project (2020) alongside artists like Enny, Kofi Stone, Summers Sons and KeepVibesNear, the latter of whom he accompanied on his 2021 single ‘M25’. He is also part of the London based collective The Suave Society.
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released December 3, 2021
Vocals by Kieron Boothe.
Vocals on ‘1 Way Out’ by Morgan Lorelle.
Production on ‘Tea and a Zoot’ & ‘1 Way Out’ by Trebor Llams.
Production on ‘Crush a Bit’ & ‘Attack’ by KYL.
Saxophone by Taurean John Antoine-Chagar.
Artwork by Kieron Boothe.
Cat No: MPM 312
Artist: Kieron Boothe
Titel: The Stoned Age II
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