As flavoursome waves go, few are riding higher than Nigerian trio DRB.
The ensemble – made up of members Boj, Fresh L and Teezee – have been drumming up buzz on a global scale thanks to their magnetic sound.
Anchored in Afrobeats, the group is unique in that its stars have made major moves both collectively and independently – always being sure to return to their home-base.
From Toj’s Best Song nomination at The Headies (Naija’s answer to the GRAMMYs) to Teezee’s status as co-founder of the country’s Native Mag, the rising stars are taking a multi-disciplined approach to amplifying their presence – both home and away.
The key driver of their increasing resonance, however, is of course their music.
Having collaborated with the likes of Davido and Skepta across a string of group and solo offerings, they showcase the length and breadth of their eclectic appeal on newly unleashed project ‘Pioneers.’
Aptly titled, the 12-song set fuses Afrobeats, Hip-Hop and a collage of world sounds in a colorful fashion that is already earning the ensemble legions of new fans.
With a keen eye for detail, the group enlisted noted Nigerian artist Anedu Edozien to helm the artwork for the release. Christened ‘Midnight Friends,’ the piece showcases the community, culture, creativity, style, and rebellious nature of DRB’s hometown of Lagos.
We’ve had DRB’s ‘Pioneers’ on replay here at That Grape Juice.
Give a spin to find out why…