JyellowL learned from his Jamaican grandfather how to be himself in a world that wants to force you down a particular path. Born of Jamaican and Nigerian parents and raised in Ireland, the Dublin-based rapper has drawn on all three original to create a distinctly powerful sound that is radically individual.
The lyricism JyellowL delivers cuts to the heart of issues that are at once deeply personal and urgent on a global scale, driving political change right now.
His standout track ‘Ozone’ has surpassed 1.5 million streams on Spotify and the single ‘Oh Lawd’, featured on the soundtrack of the ‘Normal People’ TV series, has already surpassed 1 million views. A self-driven artist and entrepreneur, his newly established JyellowL Records Ltd quickly landed a distribution deal with the international distribution company IDOL.
VICE Magazine profiled him as a leading voice of Irish rap in their 2017 Music Issue, “on the crest of a wave of young artists in Ireland with an increasingly political bent.”
JyellowL capped off what was an unpredictably challenging year with his critically acclaimed debut album 2020 D|vision which has recently been nominated for the Irish Album off the Year for 2020 at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Awards and debuted at No. 2 on the official iTunes album charts and No. 1 in the hiphop category.