JimiDaKilla’s long-awaited debut EP, Cognac Arcade, has finally touched down with the release of the two part video ‘This One’s For / Cognac Arcade’. This intricately themed musical journey is an interwoven tapestry packed with storytelling, humour, personality and hip-hop/pop sequenced beats. ‘This One’s For / Cognac Arcade’ offers the listener ‘goldfish bowl’ access into the crazy and colourful world of our Derby native,
Although Cognac Arcade is Jimi’s first ‘solo flight’ he’s been performing, recording and releasing with his ‘widely respected’ Derby rap collective Local Geezers for some time. With co-signs from the likes of SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, Grime MC Kamikaze & Link Up TV, Local Geezers have built up a solid reputation in the UK Rap scene for quality music over the past few years, releasing two solid EPs, a handful of high-end music videos, hilarious video and audio podcast programs whilst continuously developing and honing the Local Geezer’s brand position and strategy.
Ted Loco, who has been working with Jimi since Local Geezers formed back in 2016, has played a pivotal role in the creation of the Cognac Arcade EP, engineering, producing and mixing each and every song. The two of them have been developing their creative chemistry for a long time, Cognac Arcade is a labour of love, and definitely stands as their best work to date.
The features on Cognac Arcade are all hand-picked and selection is taken ‘very’ seriously. One of Hackney’s finest young talents ‘Skinny Malone’ provides an ‘epic’ verse on lead single ‘Warning’. L’z and Kiid KC grace the project bringing their own angles and musical ‘pantone’ as Jimi throws love back to the hometown city of Derby.
When asked to comment on ‘This Ones For / Cognac Arcade’, Jimi responded “The end goal for myself and Ted was to push the boundaries sonically from what we had previously been working on. Myself and fellow Local Geezers collective member, Rufus Wilson then developed the concept of the video to showcase the many sides of my personality”.
With this video, along with the 6 track EP, Cognac Arcade is looking to take the crown as one of the most exciting underground UK rap releases of 2020, and with this being the first offering of the year from Jimi, this incredible young artist is definitely one to watch.
Welcome To The Cognac Arcade, We Hope You Enjoy Your Flight
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