456 Live Presents J.Chambers
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Manchester poet and hip-hop artist J Chambers returns with his EP ‘ Escape The Kingdom’ .An exploration of being Black and British within contemporary English Culture, out on 26th February. The next single ‘Sirens’ drops on 12th February and is a reggae driven production with a fiery flow. It plays on the dual meaning of the word siren, both as a metaphorical soundtrack to the oppression of Black Britons and, mythologically speaking, as a source of distraction preventing progress being made.
‘Duppy Dub’ follows and is a no holds barred freestyle that addresses the stress of being an independent artist, determined to have a positive impact both locally and globally. 2020 proved to be a pivotal time for J Chambers, who is cementing himself as one of the most important voices in the UK hip hop scene. His politically charged single ‘Kill The Noise’ , was released in response to the Black Lives Matter protests, securing plaudits from Riddim Magazine , Earmilk , PRS in M-Magazine , and plays on Heartless Crew ’s BBC 1Xtra show. As a consequence, J was commissioned by the BBC to write and perform a moving spoken word poetry piece to open up Blue Peter ’s Black History Month celebration. “I wanted to write something I thought would resonate with young children” he states discussing the project.
With lyrics of redemption, Black liberation, freedom and equality, J Chambers explores the challenges of understanding culture and celebration of identity on ‘Escape The Kingdom’.