Dubbed the new “Lauyrn Hill of the UK,” Ray Blk the straight talking Nigerian girl from, Catford South London, surprised herself and won the prestigious, BBC sound of music award 2017, won previously by Adele, Elle Goulding and Sam Smith.
Big shoes to fill and she hit the ground running with her latest single “Patience Freestyle.” The song discusses an individuals impatience to acquire the things they desire so they do the most extra things to get what they want. “Really it can relate to life not just fame because people want everything NOW there’s little chill these days.” (Ray Blk)
Her stage surname BLK stands for Building Living Knowing, which she describes as her three main values, and she says she wants to connect to fans through her lyrics.
“It’s important to stand for something, to have my music stand for something,” she says, something which is much evident in My Hood, her collaboration with Stormzy. A frank account of her upbringing in Lewisham, it balances grim portrayals of daily struggle with a message of positivity: “On these streets, through concrete, flowers grow”.
A girl connected to music through her spirit is what Ray Blk represents so if you want to see or hear more from her follow her on twitter @Rayblk_