CGuk | Chloe Mykel's Ones To Watch | Amirah J
Artist Name: Amirah J
Track You Should Listen To: Tip Toe
Hailing From: South East London
Kicking off my monthly ‘Ones to Watch’ series is an artist I’m super excited to share with you…East London MC Amirah J.
Like many artists, Amirah made her music debut on YouTube, showcasing her talent with quick freestyles and covers of popular Rap tracks. This led her to cultivate a buzz and build a local fanbase; attracting attention from local stations, producers and fellow musicians like Slic Vic and Lioness to name a few. After taking a short hiatus, Amirah J returned to music and has been re-instating her position within UK music ever since.
In that short time, she has managed to rack up a string of notable accolades including radio play on Capital Xtra, BBC Introducing, Rinse FM, Westside Radio, Flex FM and Radio2Funky, with features on prominent UK music platforms GRM Daily, Mixtape Madness and Link Up TV.
I originally discovered Amirah’s music after she emailed me her track ‘Why’ quite a few months back and I played it on my Flex FM show (Wednesdays 12pm to 2pm). I immediately fell in love with her energy, and was captivated by the way she delivered her bars. I then heard the track on tastemaker and notable UK DJ Semtex’s show on Capital Xtra, someone who’s taste in music I highly rate myself, and I knew she was one to keep my eye on.
She then released subsequent track ’Tip Toe’ and my membership to the ‘Amirah J Fan Club’ was confirmed indefinitely. Her word play, flow and artist presence is extremely refreshing - especially as a female in a typically male dominated genre, and I’m excited to follow her throughout her musical journey.
Amirah is currently gearing up to release an EP very soon, and also has plans to further push boundaries as a female within the UK music scene and beyond.