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TRACK OF THE DAY: JAYKAE - ONE MAN SOLDIER


Pioneering Birmingham rapper and musician Jaykae made his return at the end of 2022 with the release of his latest single 'One Man Soldier' ahead of his forthcoming sophomore album 'Hooligan' which is set to drop within 2023.


Following on from a run of catchy summer releases and features, 'One Man SOldier' takes Jaykae back to where he cemented his sound and name as he shows off his ability to spit over UK Grime. Reuniting with producer Thomas Mellor, this cultural figurehead is back in his element as he merges British cultural references - with added nods to his beloved Birmingham - across a sonic that is core to his musical DNA.


Although Jaykae may have taken a break from music recently he hasn't stopped working. Fulfilling two of his life-long goals; opening a boxing gym in partnership with the McCrackens (Anthony Joshua’s former coaches) and landing a debut acting role in Amazon Prime series ‘JUNGLE’. There's no wonder why he has become a household name in his hometown of Small Heath - the multicultural epicentre of the West Midlands - with some people referring to him as a cult hero.


One of his most significant musical accolades was going platinum with ‘Take Me Back To London’ alongside Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, and Aitch for an all-star remix. The self-professed King of Birmingham has continued to carve his own lane with features with the likes of Ghetts, slowthai, KURUPT FM, and Jorja Smith. This year alone, he has collaborated with Double Lz and Rude Kid for two dance-led tracks that were soundtracks of this summer. The releases were book-ended between a monumental performance at the 2022 Birmingham Common Wealth Games alongside UB40, Goldie, Mahalia, and more.


This brief hiatus is finally over and 'One Man soldier' is just the start of what Jaykae has got to unleash, this year is set to be his greatest to date.

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