Nineteen-year-old South Londoner IQ has been comfortably tearing up a corner for himself in the realm of UK music since underground smash ‘Tell A Paigon Try’ cropped up on Moves‘ afrobeats compilation in 2017. Vocaling butter-smooth dancehall instrumentals, the rising artist spent some time in Jamaica learning the art of the genre with his brother QQ , before applying that knowledge back in the UK capital.
He’s drafted in his sibling for a brand new rework of ‘Scream’, the single that’s been catching fire via millions of plays, taking the sun-soaked vibe of the original to heady new heights. Arriving in perfect time for the summer months, it’s the first taste of his forthcoming ‘Jamaican Prince’ EP that arrives next month via Moves and promises blends of ‘X-rated bedroom jams, heart-worn love songs and dance-starting street swagger’.
With an idyllic island paradise video to boot, you can check it out exclusively below.
IQ’s ‘Jamaican Prince’ EP drops on June 7th 2019 via Moves – pre-order it here.