King Perryy is on the verge of fusing reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats, drill, and other genres into a piece.
Since the release of his breakout dancehall single Man On Duty featuring Timaya in 2018, King Perryy has quickly established himself as one of Nigeria’s most ambitious artists.
He was previously a seminary student studying to become a Catholic priest.
His position as an artist to watch in Lagos’ burgeoning music industry has been cemented by subsequent albums such as the Teni-assisted Murder and Work N Grind.
Despite his variety, he delivers his debut album, Citizen Of The World, a seventeen-track perspective on a wide range of moods, emotions, and genres, on the heels of this flood of singles and ready to be fully absorbed in the industry’s mainstream.
On his debut album, King Perryy blends reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats, drill, and more, staking his claim without borders or restrictions and with the support of some of today’s most strong performers.
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Since stepping into the spotlight with “Man on Duty” in 2018, it’s been a long and beneficial journey of self-discovery, culminating in my identification as a global citizen.
Citizen of the World is one of the continent’s most ambitious endeavors in a long time.
King Perryy, the teenage hitmaker behind songs like “Continental Boy” and “Murder” with Teni, as well as more recent singles like “Work n Grind” and “Man on Duty” that made it into the album, has set out to establish his own brand of Afrofusion dubbed “Continental Sound.”
The results are astounding, with King Perryy swinging between reggae, drill, Afrobeats, Afropop, dancehall, and more in his 17-track debut.
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Moreover, it feels effortless, and each stab at a different sound is convincing enough to be a chart-topper in its own right.
Featuring the who’s who in both production and features, Citizen of the World is a bold attempt by an artist not willing to settle for a single lane.
This diversity of influence is uncompromisingly apparent on Citizen of the World which has given birth to a new genre King Perry has coined the “Continental Sound”
This epic slew of producers and featured artists, among them Kizz Daniels, Timaya, PsychoYP, and Oxlade, is not to be confused with inspiration as much as initiation.
King Perryy makes it clear that his flexibility is not a way to grab at what’s hot, but a deeper reflection of his identity as an artist.