One of New Zealand’s elite hip-hop forces, JessB returns with her new single, “Can’t Fake It” out via The Orchard.
In trademark form, the track bumps from the bounce with a melodic 808 setting a tight rhythm for JessB to rap atop. A high-octane confidence oozes as JessB speaks straight from the heart, with a dynamo attitude and optimistic outlook of resilience. Produced by MOW Music.
“Can’t Fake It” is a welcomed comeback for the NZ-based MC and ushers in a heaving house perspective that spares no ears.
After a stacked past two years, JessB continues to add accolades to the list. From joining forces with OKENYO to remix global star Saweetie’s collaboration with Doja Cat, “Best Friend” which now runs platinum, to re-working US Dancehall artist Kranium’s wavy single “Toxic”, Jess’ rise through the ranks of hip-hop is attributed to her energetic, outspoken style, and a sound cultivated over years in the business.
Jess became the first female MC to appear on Red Bull 64 Bars in 2017, and has since represented New Zealand hip-hop on stages in London, Amsterdam, LA and New York. From festival performances at The Great Escape, Venice Biennale, Spotify A1 Live, Red Bull Music Festival, Splendour in the Grass to Laneway Festival, and as an opening rapper for high profile international acts Lil Simz, Stormzy, YG, BENEE and more, Jess’ stage presence precedes her.