Discover Caestro and his music

Sprung” is the first single release from the upcoming Ep “The Flying High” by Nigerian-born, London (UK) based emcee, Caestro aka Replay. With one eye fixed on the States, and the other on his home country, you never get the sense of an artist subjugating his own personality to succeed abroad. It’s not just that the lyrics throughout his tracks are dexterous and sharp in the midst of toxic concoctions of industry bullshit coming out every week, it’s pretty much impossible to not feel inspired by Caestro’s back to basics approach that summon the raw energy of the genre’s formative years. Here he plays the big brother role, handing out sound advice – that is also a warning – with a simple but dexterous verse.

There’s a wide music-listening public out there, one within in which Caestro will definitely win some hearts, with the release of “Sprung”. As here he is playing to both the melodic pop and rap fans. Considering his previous releases, this single feels like Caestro has matured and evolved as an artist. His flow is metered, deeper-sounding, with his voice clearer, yet more edgy, allowing the lyrics to really hit you. All-round, there’s a depth of sound that wasn’t present before, and everything feels cleaner from the overcrowded instrumentals and leaves more room for vocals, and Caestro’ meaningful bars. It seems likely that this development will help prepare the London-based emcee for any newfound global success.