Lord Kavali set to spring trap

Monday, November 19, 2018

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Singjay Lord Kavali is confident he's on the verge of injecting a new sound into the genre: Dancehall-British trap.

“My flow is futuristic, light year in the future from what is going on. I lived the British street lifestyle, I lived the hard streets of Jamaica, and I am combining the two, mixing it rap music, and this is the result,” said the 25-year-old, whose given name is Cavali McDonald.

He will be releasing a trio of songs, One Lord, Deal Wid It, and Best Life, under his One Lord Records label this weekend. The songs will be distributed digitally by Zojak World Wide and be available on a number of digital platforms.

In the meantime, Lord Kavali has been promoting the songs.

“I have linked a couple of street mixtape selectors and radio disc jocks over the past two weeks and the feedback has been good,” he said.

Lord Kavali grew up in the Waterhouse community in Kingston. He attended Norman Manley Comprehensive High School but was forced out due to disciplinary problems. At 16, he migrated to England.

“I had gotten the chance to go on a tour of England and I realised there was a better life for me out there. So I saved my money and went to live in England with my bredrin's mother,” he said.

He attended Kings Way High school in west London.

He had always loved dancehall music and began experimenting other art forms.

“The people dem a England start call me Lord Kavali because of how I roll, not hanging out on street corners, moving discreet and because of the vehicles I drive, so I took the name when I started to deejay. England has the lords, and the dukes, and kings, I grew up that way, but in Jamaica, everybody say dem a God, but I don't blaspheme, so I say one lord, Lord Kavali,” he explained.

He plans to shoot a music video for the One Lord single later this month.

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