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Abra Cadabra exhibits his versatility on Feature Boy EP

PROMISING: Abra Cadabra has captured the attention of tastemakers

HAILING FROM Tottenham, north London, 20-year-old Abra Cadabra has captured the attention of tastemakers who have firmly cemented his position as a promising star in the UK music scene.

After his breakthrough moment with his formidable track Robbery, which earned him Best Song at the 2016 MOBO Awards, Abra Cadabra has actively made an impressionable print on the industry.

Since garnering attention from the hit, a slew of collaborations from the likes of Stefflon Don, Belly Squad, Kojo Funds and more have followed and now, the artist has returned for his latest project, Feature Boy. In a collection of five tracks, the young star exhibits his versatility as a talented artist.

The introductory song Onsight starts off with a message to his “opps” (opponents), his delivery is exhilarating as the powerful bars convey his experiences as a north London youth. Using graphic and very vivid descriptions, Abra Cadabra paints the realities of life on the block backed by an infectious hook.

AWARD-WINNING: Abra Cadabra scooped the award for best song at the 2016 MOBO awards

Rich & Famous focuses on Abra Cadabra’s aspirations and reflects on his humble beginnings and dreams for the future. He says: “I pray that I make it, that I’ll be rich and I’ll be famous”, with hopes of changing the lives of his mother, sister and brothers. Speaking on the false narrative of a glamourised life on the roads, Abra Cadabra frankly states: “You think we like the s**t we do on a daily basis, young g’s feel the need to trap for daily wages.”

Exposing the gritty tales of his upbringing, Hood Politics addresses the pitfalls of a divided Tottenham. “Feeling like Santan everyday ching, splash, clap, bang, I’m sick of this s**t” urges unity in the London community. Yet despite using his platform to make it out of the “trap”, Abra Cadabra reiterates “we ain’t living like no artist, more like a couple black boys from the hood making music and banging”.

Known to adopt the cultural influences of his surroundings, Abra Cadabra combines an Afro Caribbean vibe to create the melodic sounds of Girl Whine. His multifaceted vocal ability delivers a silky tone to the song and the same can be said for Sherry Coco. The hit pays homage to a “brown skin beauty” while using an effortless flow. Since unveiling the music video for Sherry Coco, the EP overall has received a warm reception from fans who have praised Abra Cadabra’s undeniable talent.

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