‘Wait’ is out now — stream it here

South West Lon­don rap­per, song­writer and visu­al cre­at­ive AyHay has returned this month with the release of his long-awaited debut album entitled ‘Wait’. The eight-track offer­ing show­cases his unique approach to music, pulling inspir­a­tion from the melod­ic side of US Trap along­side a kal­eido­scope of dif­fer­ing UK and US rap flows to cre­ate some­thing that is uniquely his own. Known for his diverse flows, witty bars (that can range from the deeply real to the com­pletely absurd), hard hit­ting trap beats, catchy hooks and of course his spir­al ear­rings – AyHay’s music has res­on­ated around the globe res­ult­ing in nearly 200K streams on Spo­ti­fy alone.

This debut LP has been in the works for some­time and it was this ‘wait’ which inspired the title. Dropped on some­what on a whim dur­ing lock­down, the album rep­res­ents a new chapter for the artist who has once again teamed up with Colum­bus (Ohio) pro­du­cer SLeh, with help from fea­tured artists VI Seconds, Kry­ciz, Char­lotte Terry and Festo K. With the album, AyHay and SLeh have delivered an excit­ing banger filled pro­ject, packed full of stark and synth led sounds to accom­pany AyHay’s eclect­ic flow. Speak­ing of the col­lab and its inspir­a­tion on the cov­er art AyHay explains:

“I wanted the album cov­er to reflect the cold, eer­ily bright soundtrack that SLeh and myself cre­ated to immerse the listen­er into our world.”

This fol­lows pre­vi­ous release, the jaw drop­ping music video for ‘OMG’ — a stun­ning self-dir­ec­ted video was shot in Bangkok in the aban­doned ‘Ghost Tower’. There’s also a brand new music video for ‘Don’t Hit My Line’ in the works, due out in May.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.