Goya Gumbani may have moved from Brooklyn to London as a teenager, but his rap style and delivery are still unmistakably New York. This makes him more comparable to East Coast rappers like MIKE, Medhane and Navy Blue, than to his British colleagues.
Gumbani has had two productive years: he released no less than four EPs, the latest of which is a collaboration with British producer Subculture. In addition, he had featurings on the albums of Joy Orbison and Joe Armon-Jones, and caused a stir with his session at COLORS. Performing alone hasn’t gotten too much out of him, but that will undoubtedly change this year – starting at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas.
‘Spoken word reminiscent of ’90s hip-hop greats and the sumptuous sounds of South London’s vibrant music scene’ – NME