Vevo announces the release of Young T & Bugsey’s DSCVR performances of “Strike A Pose” and “En Route.” Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumni of Vevo’s DSCVR series include Billie Eilish, Duckwrth and Kiana Ledé. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage of their career to create unique content that brings their music to life visually and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform.
There aren’t many young rappers who could write a track one week, shoot its video the next, then watch it fire to nearly half a million plays and counting seven days after that. Then again, most young MCs aren’t Young T and Bugsey, the Nottingham duo whose fierce, eclectic hip-hop has turned them into ones-to-watch, championed by Stormzy, Tim Westwood and many more.
Young T and Bugsey met aged 15, having been aware of each other’s DIY recordings on separate sides of the city. “Our sound is the both of our cultures and backgrounds without any kind of boundaries or restrictions,” say the pair, who collide murky, bass-heavy beats with sounds from their childhoods: ad libs borrowed from their respective Nigerian and Jamaican parent; record collections, grime flows inspired by school days rapping over instrumentals nabbed from the internet, and hooks paying homage to lazy sofa sessions in front of MTV Base.
Since teaming up years ago, the pair have gone on to release of catalogue of breakout singles including “Gangland” featuring Belly Squad, underground smash hit “4×4,” “Ay Caramba” alongside West London rapper Fredo, “En Route” and “Strike A Pose” featuring Aitch. All tracks which have further helped establish the Nottingham duo as one of the UK’s most promising talents. “Strike A Pose” and “En Route” are now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo.