RJZ, the eccentric Ghanaian music act who first courted nationwide prominence as a member of the envelope-pushing Afro-trap collective, La Même Gang, has pitched camp with Twist Entertainment Legacy (TEL).
The deal, a 360 arrangement, makes him the second talent to sign with the Kwame Goka-led imprint (Kweku Afro being the first).
Optimistic, RJZ (born Joshua Pharez Essuman Mensah) holds a firm conviction about what prospects lay ahead as a result of his signing.
“Obviously, there’s a lot we can both achieve if we bring what we got unto the table,” he says, adding that “joining forces will only bring out a positive outcome, and that’s the plan.”
He also maintains that despite this new move in his career, he remains a member of La Même Gang, with whom he has issued two albums. In June 2016, he issued his first solo project: FLAIR (For Love and Integrity Reigns).
Artist manager,Henry Akrong , who speaks for TEL, explains the decision of his outfit to pick up RJZ as an opportunity they simply could not pass on: “We listened to his catalogue and were very impressed by his dynamic style and vocal approach. He’s a great songwriter and performer. Once we connected with him, we knew we had made a good decision, and we’re super excited to announce him as a TEL act.”
Blonde-haired and bold, RJZ has been widely deemed an essential cultural voice among his peers and a leader among the new crop of emerging stars.
RJZ can best be described as an outlier. His style of music—which he labels as “feels”—listens like a refreshing synthesis of hip-hop, R&B, highlife, Afrobeats, and Trap. Thematically, his vision is to cater to essential subjects that speak to the sensibilities of lovers of wholesome music.
He is due to release a new single, his first under TEL, in the coming days.
Source: Groove Africa