Hailing from Leicester, Jafro is perhaps one of the most versatile artists on the scene presently. His consistently growing discography ranges from hard-hitting grime to vibrant dancehall, even to R&B slow jams.
A global pandemic has not prevented the artist from gifting us with new music on the regular. Jafro’s latest tracks ‘Peace‘, ‘My Brothers‘ and ‘Ay Caramba‘ were all released during the nationwide lockdown. Referring to himself as ‘The Jaguar’ throughout the former track, he often pays tribute to his Guyanese roots through his music.
Having made a strong name for himself over the late 2010s, Jafro was invited to feature on Jammer’s famous Lord of the Mics last summer. As part of the eighth series, he partook in a well-renowned clash with Leeds’ Dialect.
Jafro’s versatile abilities were further demonstrated through his debut album last year, ‘The Greatest Playlist Ever‘. The 12-track masterpiece treated us to a range of genres, all gifted with the artist’s signature sound. His SBTV performance of track nine ‘Challenge Day’ has been widely acclaimed.
His 2018 R&B-centred EP ‘Peace, Lust and Sauce‘ continues to amass thousands of streams, ‘Friday’ having broken the 1m mark on Spotify.
Also partnering with Anasi on occasion to form collective Chief Shadow, the duo released their extensive project ‘Why Am I So Tired‘ last year.
It’s say to say that Jafro does more than deliver on every occasion, each new release surprising us in some way. The artist has confirmed that he is working on a new album’s worth of music, so we have plenty to look forward to. Be sure to check out his socials for new content.
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