Ask someone to name a rapper from London and they’ll probably list off a bunch of grime emcees, or they wouldn’t even know where to start. It seems that no matter how hard they try, UK rappers just can’t make moves towards fame in America. Isaac Danquah, however, could very well change that.
Riding on a sound somewhere between fractured soul and abstract hip hop, his music recalls the airy production of Drake among others. Luckily, unlike many other artists that seem inspired by 40’s ethereal sound, the result is neither corny or forced. Beyond that, he’s making it singular enough to stand out, and he also makes it evident that he’s capable of some impressive versatility.
His cadence is softly sung, but sharply rapped. Combining sounds that have yet to surface on a grander scale with something potently current, Isaac Danquah is on his way towards making something special. Whether he’ll be successful remains to be seen, but he certainly deserves to be.
Look out for more from Isaac in the foreseeable future.