Rising UK rapper, $tevoxcv has released a new single “Long” (featuring Kizz Ernie). This is the rapper’s first single since the release of his debut album Untold Stories in 2020. On “Long”, $tevoxcv delivers swashbuckling bars while Kizz Ernie delights with his Afro-infused chorus. Together, both artists use the song as a medium to express their frustration in the long wait for the girl of their dreams.
Speaking on the creative process of making the song, $tevoxcv says: “Long was one of the first songs I recorded when I made the conscious decision to experiment on switching up the genre of beats I was working on. I wrote the verses real quick, left the chorus empty as I knew the vibe I wanted. Barely a couple weeks after Kizz and I first linked up, I knew I wanted the sort of vibe he brings on the song so I reached out, he literally pulled up on man not long after I hit him up, we hit the studio and the rest was history.”
Steve Okolo (popularly known by his stage name $tevoxcv) is a UK-based hip-hop artist who has been recording music since he was 16. Now in his twenties, he has developed a very diverse sound that connects his hip-hop, pop, and Afrobeats background. In 2020, he released his debut project, Untold Stories featuring critically acclaimed tracks like “Top,” “Set Tings,” and “Sisi Eko.” Another standout in his discography is his collaboration with Duzzy Lee titled “Silver & Gold”. He is influenced by artists like, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Drake, J. Cole, and A$AP Rocky.