ARTIST : CHIMA ANYA
SINGLE : DOUBLE A SIDE “NEW DAY ft Soweto Kinch / IT’S THE MANNER ft Jehst
RELEASE DATE : 14th December 2009 available from iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital, eMusic, Rhapsody
LABEL : Phoenix Down
http://www.myspace.com/chimaanyaLondon’s Chima Anya debuts in the UK with his Double A Side single “New Day (ft Soweto Kinch) / It’s The Manner (ft Jehst), but while new on the block, this young MC’s packed a lot into life already.
Having spent part of his formative years growing up in Glasgow’s Castlemilk estate, he moved south to study and become a qualified doctor, working now in the heart of London. While studying he became heavily involved in the UK hip hop scene, with him performing regularly at Soweto Kinch’s acoustic hip hop nights in Birmingham and forming GTA out of Oxford. Not been slow to make some moves with support slots for KRS-1, Amp Fiddler and Flava Flav, he’s been getting demo tracks round notable radio djs:
Mary Anne Hobbs “Chima’s a dope ass MC”
Ras Kwame “futuristic hiphop, we’re looking for the doctor to come and save hiphop!”
DJ 279 “there’s hope yet for UK hiphop”
as well as getting some more airtime attention from others at Choice, Kiss and 1Xtra
On “New Day”, Chima teams up with old sparring partner Soweto Kinch. Known mainly as a jazz saxophonist, this MC is a two time MOBO winner (best jazz artist), his debut album “Conversations with the Unseen” was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2004, and though Dizzee Rascal took the crown, that year saw him pick up two more BBC Radio Jazz Awards.
“It’s the Manner” features a man needing little introduction to UK hip hop fans. Jehst has had a long and respected time in the game, co-founder of YNR with Tommy Evans and a long term involvement with Low Life Records, his albums “The Return of the Drifter”, “Falling Down”, and “Nuke Proof Suit” has made him an established figure in the UK and overseas underground scene. He jumped on the joint while overhearing Chima’s sessions at his own studios.
Produced by long term affiliate Astrosnare, the release is a diverse concoction of some of the UK’s finest talent with a bangin accompanying video for “New Day” also set to do the rounds.
Taken from the new album “NEW DAY” due for release in 2010.
check further promo information at http://www.myspace.com/urbanelitepr