In a hip-hop world full of negative messages, Y-Love is leading a new era of “global hip-hop” –where pounding rhythms combine with social consciousness to “elevate, not tranquilize” the world. Back with his first album since his smash debut, This is Babylon, Y-Love is set to release his hotly anticipated new EP, See Me, on May 17.
The club-friendly tracks on See Me are influenced as much by rap vet Chuck D as by new artists like Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj. Producer Diwon (mastermind behind Shemspeed Records) skillfully blends Middle Eastern beats with clubbed-out hip-hop, giving the EP an entrancing worldly sound ready for the dance floor. Y-Love explores a variety of styles, from dance and world to pop, to express his underlying message of harmony: “Unity builds the world, all divisions destroy the world.”
Lead single “The Takeover,” featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Tj Di Hitmaker, explodes with African rhythms and clever wordplay. We thought instead of waiting, we would give you a Free Download of the track now.
Note: The album version of “The Takeover” features Andy Milonakis alongside Y-Love, Tj & Diwon.