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Yung L's Yaadman Kingsize: jah love from Nigeria

By Published February 06, 2021

The singer has already released at least 3 other projects, yet this one feels like a debut. Under the banner of afro-dancehall, Yung L sends newly mastered vibrations, from Lagos to Kingston to London.

“A yaadman is a confident man. A man that knows himself, a man that has no limit, no fears in his mind. Ready to embrace his true nature”. And the nature has indeed been embraced on Yung L’s new project. On tracks like “Yaadman”, “Operator”, “Womanizer”, “Rasta” you can feel the swagger and the confidence of an accomplished man, who has finally found himself. In 2017, Yung L had released “Better Late Than Never” (BLTN), a debut album in which the Nigerian singer switched from afropop to dancehall to azonto between every track. Three years later, the energy has changed: this time, the project is compact and unapologetic. Rather than exploiting a large range of genres, Yung L has successfully blended his different influences on every track, and has succeeded in finding an identifiable sonic signature. “BLTN was my first album so I was very much excited to just put out the first body of work,” he tells PAM over the phone. “But now that I have grown and had true experiences, listening to more precise and intentional music. I have nothing to prove, really. I’m having the best time of my life making music. I finally just found myself 100%, I make one with the music. This is why I always say “Yaadman is half man”: half man half spirit”.

 

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