Inter­na­tion­al rap­per and sing­er Dar­rell Cole drops his new single ‘Cel­eb­ra­tion’. Pro­duced by Samuel Kareem, ‘Cel­eb­ra­tion’ arrives per­fectly in line with the world begin­ning to show signs of post-pan­dem­ic nor­mal­ity, giv­ing us plenty of reas­ons to toast to a cel­eb­ra­tion. Writ­ten on his birth­day in 2019, this sum­mer jam is accom­pan­ied by opu­lent visu­als which paint a pic­ture of the per­fect day with an epic feast, party, friends, fam­ily and romance. Becom­ing a strong con­tender for this gen­er­a­tion’s birth­day song, Cole was ready to drop it last year but the world took an expec­ted turn, it now finally sur­faces with poet­ic tim­ing. 

Impossible to pin him to one par­tic­u­lar place, born in Lon­don to Sierra Leonean par­ents, he lives up to his “Inter­na­tion­al Cole” nick­name hav­ing resided in vari­ous places most not­ably; Bel­gi­um, Lon­don & The States. Fol­low­ing a trip to Har­lem early on in his career and a chance meet­ing with one of his icons, Styles P, an unex­pec­ted col­lab­or­a­tion mater­i­al­ised and changed his life forever. With his roots heav­ily groun­ded in Hip-Hip, his sound has become flu­id and a fusion of all the genres and cul­tures he grew up with from Afro, Jazz, Neo-Soul, Trap, Funky House and bey­ond. His influ­ences are a com­bin­a­tion of both the UK and US, cit­ing the likes of Styles P, Nas, Jay‑Z and Big­gie as some of his biggest inspir­a­tions. With fam­ily and friends in the UK, he was always in touch with the UK scene and was drawn in by the devel­op­ment and rise of artists such as Kano and Giggs.

Out­side of music, Cole is a thriv­ing entre­pren­eur con­tinu­ously build­ing his career in all aven­ues and is the proud own­er of a shop in Bel­gi­um that show­cases art, fash­ion, music and more. He is a strong believ­er in the hustle and con­tin­ues to inspire oth­ers through his hard-work­ing approach to life with the abil­ity to work hard and play harder. Now resid­ing in Lon­don, he was drawn back to his birth­place hav­ing watched the UK scene evolve into the incred­ible pos­i­tion it’s in today nam­ing artists such as Mahalia, Bree Run­way and Jvck James as some of its biggest pulls. 

Cole’s inten­tion with this song is to lift spir­its around the world and sug­gests that whatever the occa­sion is we no longer need an excuse to just raise a glass and cel­eb­rate life. He sits com­fort­ably in his own lane with­in the mod­ern music­al land­scape and now plans to give back to his moth­er­land, Sierra Leone and ancest­ors in his upcom­ing pro­ject. More music is com­ing very soon.

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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.