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Introducing Clo 9 – A 23-Year Old, South London Residing, 21st Century Troubadour

Introducing Clo 9 – a 23-year old, South London residing, 21st Century Troubadour, with Nigerian ancestry in his blood and a lifetime spent growing up on the streets of London he sparks a very deep ideology translated through his latest EP. He’s a very deep man and so his latest EP “My Happy Sad Reality” is testament to that. This collection of seven songs, (Released on the Gaki Music, a new age Music company, more than a
record label), sounds very current in a commercially appealing way. Loosely speaking, I’d say it was a lament on modern society through the eyes of a man who has seen all too much as a boy.

The leading single on this seven track EP, is “2Real”. The vibe is ‘Trap’, so expect to hear the usual laid back half-time 808 drum feel, offset with double-time, top-heavy hi-hats, causing that rhythmic mayhem loved the world over; but in this case, interestingly mellowed out with moody grand piano lines, which actually makes for a nice combination – very tasteful.

Clo 9’s work is inspired by the dichotomy between all the happy and sad emotions he feels in his everyday life. He talks about the current chaotic state of the world and how it shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Rather than panicking about it, he remains philosophical and accepting of the fact that sometimes, an individual has to accept that there are higher powers that exist, that move in ways that we can’t comprehend (fate),
and the actual focus should be on personal upliftment and improvement, just accept the good and bad journeys that our lives dictate that we should take.

Heavily influenced by a multitude of artists most notably Bob Marley who inspired him in his most formative years and lit the flame of musical creativity that burns to this very day, then add to Kanye West, Drake and J Cole to that list in more recent times, then you’re getting close to the mindset of the one they call Clo 9.

The recipe of the day is ‘Rhythmic Melancholy-Message


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