Fyah Roiall (pronounced “royal”) is one of Jamaica’s most exciting rappers at the forefront of the emerging “grimehall” sound (also sometimes referred to as “traphall”), a new forward-facing subgenre of Jamaican music that combines American trap, UK grime, and dancehall. Having announced his album pre-order with the single ‘Nobody’, he follows up in quick succession with the high octane “Energy” which is available now via Easy Star Records.
Premiering via UGHH, ‘Energy’ champions the ‘grimehall’ sound. Delivering rapid scattergun flows injected with raw, tangible ‘Energy’ across the jagged electronic synths and military thumping bass, the influence of grime stomps its mark on the record whilst his native patois and dancehall shaped lyricism twists the sound naturally in to its own unique form. Speaking on the release Fyah Roiall says “So one day I was thinking about some of my haters – specifically other artists who don’t really f”ck with me – and I was just genuinely wondering what is it about me? Like I had to ask myself, what don’t you like about me? Cause even if you hate me your still gonna move when I’m on stage soo…After medz-ing that for a bit, it became clear to me that it was my ‘Energy’.My energy cannot be killed, replicated nor concealed. You can’t copy Fyah Roiall or destroy me either.”
Roiall, born Brandon Wedderburn, has always been out of step with the mainstream both musically and personally. While Jamaica plays a key role in the foundation of hip hop, it is lesser known how much of an impact hip hop, trap and UK grime has had in return on Jamaica. Giving his own unique spin to the much loved, homegrown genre of UK grime to create ‘grimehall’, Roiall has already started to attract the approval, support and praise of the scene