South London Hip-Hop artist, AKS, teams up with the soulful songbird, Obenewa (Huxley, Walter Ego), for the soul-stirring new single, “Real Deal” taken from his critically acclaimed sophomore EP, Train of Thought, which earned the rapper two nominations at the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards and has been supported by BBC 1xtra, The Source, Earmilk, DJ Booth and Radar Radio amongst others.
Produced by frequent collaborator DemDrums (PartyNextDoor, EA Games, Joe Grind), Real Deal paints a vivid image of AKS’ thoughts on the landscape of music and his longing for honesty and authenticity from his artistic counterparts. Rapping eloquently over a medley of melancholy keys and muted saxophone riffs, the track infuses a modern day bounce with the traditional Jazz, oozing soul in a way that is fast becoming a hallmark for the South London native.
Obenewa’s beautifully lush vocals on the chorus really caps off this passionate track as she softly interprets AKS’ penmanship and the main theme of the song.
“You know our lights don’t stop here? No! They’ll shine far beyond our years will / And though fantasies appeal…it’s better when it’s real!”
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