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Nigerian US-raised artist New World Ray back with latest intergalactic offering

If New World Ray were to put ‘Alchemist’ at the top of his resumé, nobody could question it. With a growing catalogue of sonic goodness, the Nigerian-US raised but currently UK based artist now returns with his new release ‘SHOOTING STAR’.

Having created a sound that resembles a transformative potion of otherworldly hip hop and echoes of euphonious electronic genres, the master of alchemy has stirred up some magic yet again. By choosing the perfect musical elements and seamlessly integrating them, this new offering lends itself to an introspective listening experience that is helplessly intoxicating yet could just as easily turn up the heat in a club setting.

A psychedelic cocktail of trap and hip hop, showcasing a harmonious partnership between the futuristic melody and an intoxicating flow, the track is balanced with a gritty, head-nodding baseline. Having delivered a catalogue of new material already this year, his fascination with sound and melody formation is ever-growing.

Following the release of his first EP “299, 792, 458 M/S” (the measurement for the speed of light) in 2021, Ray introduced his space inspired sound to the hip hop world. Since then, his passion has only piqued more as the icon in the making hones his innate ability to transport fans to outer space with multi-dimensional and layered beats; stacked with synths and space-age like toplines.

Just as his delivery becomes crisper with each new release, his lyricism never fails to match it. Each song is wrapped up in emotion that makes you sense power behind every word and bar, and his music behaves as a breath of fresh air in the soundscape of modern hip hop. Mediocre just isn’t in his vocabulary, so you can be sure that with continuous elevation, alongside his futuristic mentality, there’s no way he’ll miss.

Stream 'Shooting Star' below:


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