Having formed one half of the hip hop duo Ill Skillz for more than a decade, 2015 saw Uno July step onto stage as a solo act. With a sound that references the golden era of hip hop while at the same time exploring more leftfield and avant garde textures that results in a fusion of the old with the new. In this performance he drops favourites from his 2015 EP Best Kept Secret as well as his 2016 mixtape Uno ‘n Only.
Featuring tracks like the nostalgic 90’s Laaitie, his version of Youngsta’s sneaker tribute JFK and the high-energy of Native Yards 57 featuring Youngsta named after the street he grew up in. With relentless energy through out, Uno July delivers his fast-paced rhymes without missing a beat.
Watch the stream of their explosive live performance right here and tune in to SABC 1 on Saturday at 22:00 to catch it on the SKL Urban Sessions.