Jizzle: One of Gambia’s Finest Rappers

Jizzle: One of Gambia’s Finest Rappers

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Some are born with musical talents, while others have to study and hone their craft through hard work and both hold true for this phenomenal sensation.

Young as he may be in age and experience in the music industry, Jizzle nonetheless does not take for granted his natural musical ability and versatility. He employs both exuberance and brainpower to pull off conscious, sweet songs viable in today’s pop-culture.

Born Jerreh Jallow, he was christened Jizzle by his pals. He put his talents to test as a teen, displaying natural stage presence and star quality in his performances. Music has since been his way, encompassing both writing and singing ability.

Jizzle as widely called is well on his way to making a significant break into the music industry. He and the Atlanta based music producer, Papa have released their debut single ‘Dance to the Sound’ on International Record Consortium and The Loopy frost Label. Already making major attraction in the U.S. and West Africa, ‘Dance to the Sound’ is a club banger that leaves nothing to the imagination, and is sure to get club-goers on the dance floor.

A conscious singer and songwriter, Jizzle is sensitive to his environment, as evident in his debut single, “Over Sona”, in which he highlights the plights of young people neglected by the adult world.

This debut single itself is an exaggerated expression of despair common among many young people. “I thought I’d never experience such conditions until I saw people’s lives, so I sang it,” he said in one of his interviews.

Jizzle is an inspirational star that continues to win the hearts and minds of many music lovers.

In his hit single, ‘Life Is Not Easy’, he criticized the status quo in the ghettos where young people tend to build a utopia and challenges them to “make their minds up”.

For him, success is a destination journeyß through inescapable bumpy road. There are other moods, too, in the 25 songs he has so far. For instance, in his hit songs, ‘Rumpa’, and ‘MiDeh Pan Mi Side’, Jizzle gives us lilting melodic tributes to love, beauty and tenderness. It was the hit songs ‘Lo and behold’ and ‘Together We Make’, that propel him into the international limelight. Fan votes selected the song on Global Rock Star, an international music award.

While Gambia’s music industry boasts a flood of talented young singers, Jizzle undoubtedly is a rare breed. He majors in rap but occasionally sings dancehall. One of his wonders is that he sings in three major Gambian languages, Fula, Mandingo and Wolof; and English, making him a marketable brand, both at home and abroad.

Besides, a growing popular demand, Jizzle performs in major national concerts and features on radio and TV shows; such as the popular BNL TV Show. One of his cloudburst stage acts was at the last Open Mic Festival, where he treated fans to a scintillating fanfare.