Jelani Blackman is a singer and rapper from North London. In 2014 he released his twisted after-dark anthem Twenty//Three to critical acclaim, the song eventually ending up on Noisey’se nd of year poll at number 7. He also collaborated with Sylas and Brian Eno to release the mesmerising collaboration “Layer”.
Now Blackman is set to release a series of singles starting with 2015’s “Repeater”. Having bided his time after the first release the response to Repeater has been widespread with BeatsOne and Radio 1 early supporters. As Noisey put it “his voice is deeper than a well, and I can’t stop falling in”. Follow up single “Submarine” has only increased the excitement around Jelani, with Zane Lowe declaring: “superstar alert”.