Making Waves: B Young

Making Waves: B Young

KEY TRACK: Jumanji
LABEL: Columbia
MANAGEMENT: Game Time Music
TWITTER: @BYoungOfficial

WHO: The rising hitmaker behind Jumanji, the swinging UK rap track that’s been climbing the charts since its release in October.

WHAT: B Young’s sound is loud and loose, bass booming under melodies influenced by Afrobashment and trap, with salubrious autotune.

WHERE: Hackney, East London.


It’s a big one – with 239,038 sales at the time of going to press, it’s targeting the Top 10. It’s a rapid ascent for a song that, like Ramz’s Barking, was debuted on GRM Daily. It even made it onto Now… 99.


Yes. You can see what pricked Columbia’s ears. Before Jumanji, B Young laid the foundations with singles Cash Flow, Wanna Know, London Boy and Been Wavey.


Jumanji is still flying, so expect B Young’s ascent to continue. He’s amassed more than 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, while Jumanji has a whopping 16m plays.

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