Laughta is a rising star who grew up in London, and started rapping in the UK Grime Scene. Born in Nigeria and of Lebanese descent, Laughta’s multi-cultural background paints her unique style, however it’s her wordplay and flow levels that’s got the scene pushing for her – drawing comparisons to everyone from Missy Elliott to Lady Leshurr with her innovative delivery and tight, skippy flow.
With her critically-acclaimed recent single “Flex” making BBC R1Xtra’s ‘Track of the Week‘ as well as added to Spotify’s biggest Grime Shutdown playlist at #4 and recent banger “Keeping it Grimey” being made BBC Radio 1 DJ Target’s #UKUnsigned track, Laughta continues to make serious waves as one the UK’s brightest new stars, firmly in her own lane.
It’s the young rapper’s natural charisma and storytelling that define her against an increasingly vibrant London scene. Following on her charting EP last year ‘My Terms & Conditions’, prod. The Heavytrackerz (Stormzy, Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle), and her stand out single Pree My Ting produced by BBK grime legend Jammer BBK.
Having sold out her headline show at the Camden Assembly, London on 25th June in collaboration with War Child UK, and performances this year in New York, Tunisia, Norway, Vienna, Scotland, Belfast & Paris this young rapper is making 2018 look like hers for the taking. Don’t bet against this unorthodox young artist as a serious One to Watch.
Ralph Myerz is one of the most active music personas of the Norwegian music scene. It was the year 1997 when Ralph asked people to play percussion with him during a party in Bergen, Norway. The Jack Herren Band showed up through a combination of mutual contacts and high-school friendship. Supposedly a one-time-event, they had so much fun playing together that they decided to form a band, and Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band was formed.
The band released a 7″ and a 12″ on Telle Records which was followed by great reviews from magazines and DJs around Europe, including Dimitri From Paris, who included the track “Nikita” on one of his Playboy Mansion compilations. In 2002, they were signed by the U.S. label Emperor Norton Records, and they released A Special EP.
The album A Special Album followed one-year later, featuring the tracks “Casino” and “Think Twice,” which both became hits in clubs across Europe, and commercial hits in Norway. Gold records & Norwegian Grammy nominations were happily celebrated. In 2005, the album Your New Best Friends followed, which received massive reviews in Europe. The third album Sharp Knives & Loaded Guns came out on EMI in 2007 followed by touring all over Europe playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz festival and many more.
After this album and especially this tour, Ralph Myerz decided to focus more on production and studio work. In 2009, Ralph dropped his first solo album with guests like Devin The Dude, Kurupt, Talib Kweli and Christine Sandtorv named Ralphorama! Staying in Los Angeles for many years and working closely with people like Dogg Pound led to many connections in the U.S. hip-hop world, including collaborations with legends such as Snoop Dogg and George Clinton, amongst many others.
Now he is back with a brand new album called “Kosmik Diamondz” which is also the name of his new band!
Some very special guests from London are part of the band and our mission is to make your head nod and your heart feel good.
BTW: In 2013 he won the Norwegian Grammy for best electronic Record!
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