14 Songs, 42 Minutes

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Genre-splicing Londoner Yxng Bane believes in the novelists’ adage that you should write what you know. “Keep living your life, just going and telling the story,” he explained to Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga. “That’s how you can’t run out of creativity.” Over a series of successful singles, his impassioned and incisive lyrics have documented various trials and triumphs—and that continues on this full-length mixtape. Rapping melodically to trap beats and singing over poppier cuts seasoned with Afrobeats and R&B, he draws on subjects that have been among the fundamentals of great storytelling for centuries, including love (“Needed Time,” “Trust”), success (“Problem”), loyalty (“Loyalty”), and, at his most absorbingly candid, family and struggle (“Better”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Genre-splicing Londoner Yxng Bane believes in the novelists’ adage that you should write what you know. “Keep living your life, just going and telling the story,” he explained to Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga. “That’s how you can’t run out of creativity.” Over a series of successful singles, his impassioned and incisive lyrics have documented various trials and triumphs—and that continues on this full-length mixtape. Rapping melodically to trap beats and singing over poppier cuts seasoned with Afrobeats and R&B, he draws on subjects that have been among the fundamentals of great storytelling for centuries, including love (“Needed Time,” “Trust”), success (“Problem”), loyalty (“Loyalty”), and, at his most absorbingly candid, family and struggle (“Better”).

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About Yxng Bane

East London-born rapper Yxng Bane specializes in dancehall-infused R&B, but doesn't shy away from blending genres from across the board. Bane first appeared online in 2015, when he began uploading tracks to SoundCloud; the play counts quickly rose, giving him a platform to make music videos. At first, Bane was reluctant to reveal his identity, choosing to hide his face behind a mask. However, the mask was eventually removed, revealing his face to the public for the first time in the video for "Lone Wolf/Pronto," which saw release in the run-up to his debut EP, 2016's Full Moon. The following year, Bane geared up for the release of his next project, Bane of My Existence (aka B.O.E.), leading with the single "Fine Wine" in collaboration with Kojo Funds. ~ Liam Martin

HOMETOWN
London, England
BORN
12 April 1996

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