British/Nigerian genre-fusing act Abi Jenaé delivers her latest banger titled "Break It Down." The record is an upbeat, vibrant club jam that sees Jenaéworking with the late US-based Nigerian producer Dokta Frabz who laces her with a rousing brass-driven backdrop. Jenaé takes the reins here and with her commanding vocal tone she delivers a mix of English raps peppered with Yoruba lines every now and then. Her style is reminiscent of 90s femcees like MC-Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Eve. She definitely imbues the spirit of that era and stays focused on her punchy bars and flows but it's nice hearing how she fuses it with some of her fun demeanor and upbeat charisma.
Abi Jenaé is based in South London and started rapping in the mid-2000s and has been putting pen to paper since then. No full project is attached to this song so we can assume it's a one-off affair.
I'd also like to dedicate this post to the producer Dokta Frabz who unfortunately lost his life due to gun violence earlier this year. He was living in the DMV area and even till now the full details of his death are still foggy.
Get "Break It Down" on SoundCloud.