Check out new track from Naija artist, Blink. He comes in with US based artist, TeeKlef & Mr. Utunu himself, Lynxxx. The tune, Jet To Lagos, is a nice mellow tune that’ll be on the “riding out” playlist for many.
Blink is an emerging artist who brings a fresh and signature sound to todays hip-hop music, with a voice for the next generation he is on par to make his mark on the music industry.
Born Nelson Agose, this 21 year old rapper is a proud native of Lagos, Nigeria. It is Nigeria, whom he credits his style and sound. Much of his music displays a heavy and assertive beat that he effortlessly flows to with his distinct voice.
In 2006 Blink moved to the US to pursue his education at the University of Illinois but he never lost sight of his passion, which was to create great music.
In 2009 he released his first mixtape entitled The Work Ethic. This also happens to be his motto in life. Blink believes work ethic is going to be the key to his success. You have to have a relentless work ethic. So I grind all day, I never stop writing, learning, listening or recording.
His debut album, The World is Small, consists of 15 original songs from Blink plus a bonus track, each providing a combination of his versatile flow, melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics. The music is punctuated throughout with elements of hip-hop, Afro-beat, and RnB.
The album was recorded at The Ambulance factory Studios , and its production was done by the production team ‘Baron Boys’ of After dreams development, who have produced for artists such as Drake, Young Chris, Nipsey Hustle, Bow Wow and Chicago Native ‘The boy illinois’. The album is a story of a traveling boy, interacting with the circumstances and situations he finds himself in life and how he uses those experiences to grow into a man. These experiences include, music, culture, race, religion, education, sex, and nationality. Within Nigeria he is affiliated with emerging recording group syndik8 records and has worked with Lynxxx and Ikon on collaborative songs and production.
Blink’s music is influenced by musicians from different genre’s and ethnicities. Growing up his parents exposed him to a very diverse range of music like Afro beat, disco, rock, blues, jazz etc. His older brother and cousins got him into hip-hop at about age 6 and he has been a fan of the culture and music since then. The biggest influences on his music include Jay-z, Eminem, Fela Kuti and Michael Jackson.