VEVO AND YOUNG T & BUGSEY RELEASE “ROUNDS” PERFORMANCE VIDEOS OF “DREADLOCKS” AND “MADONNA”
Vevo, the world’s largest music video platform, announces the release of 2019 DSCVR artists Young T & Bugsey’s ROUNDS performance videos of “Dreadlocks” and “Madonna.” This original performance franchise is the sister series to Vevo’s “Ctrl”, which previously released content in the US with A$AP Ferg, Rick Ross, Burna Boy, Trippie Redd and more.
ROUNDS services the ever-growing urban scene in Europe by highlighting cutting-edge musicians, both emerging and established, who are currently impacting hip-hop, rap and R&B. Artists are captured in performance, with Vevo cameras using a revealing 360-degree portraiture effect. As these genres continue to evolve, ROUNDS will shine a deserving spotlight on those whose work demands attention, allowing Vevo to work with a range of UK and European artists.
There aren’t many young rappers who could write a track one week, shoot its video the next, then watch it fire to nearly half a million plays and counting seven days after that. Then again, most young MCs aren’t Young T and Bugsey, the Nottingham duo whose fierce, eclectic hip-hop has turned them into ones-to-watch, championed by Stormzy, Tim Westwood and many more.
Young T and Bugsey met aged 15, having been aware of each other’s DIY recordings on separate sides of the city. “Our sound is the both of our cultures and backgrounds without any kind of boundaries or restrictions,” say the pair, who collide murky, bass-heavy beats with sounds from their childhoods: ad libs borrowed from their respective Nigerian and Jamaican parent; record collections, grime flows inspired by school days rapping over instrumentals nabbed from the internet, and hooks paying homage to lazy sofa sessions in front of MTV Base.
Since teaming up years ago, the pair have gone on to release of catalogue of breakout singles including “Gangland” featuring Belly Squad, underground smash hit “4×4,” “Ay Caramba” alongside West London rapper Fredo, and “En Route.” Last summer saw the release of the Platinum-certified anthem “Strike A Pose” featuring Aitch, which quickly made its way into the Top 10 of the Official UK Charts, as well as Official UK Top 20 hit “Don’t Rush” featuring Headie One.
“Dreadlocks” and “Madonna” are now streaming on all platforms. Keep up with original content from the best global talent on YouTube.com/Vevo.