Brought to you by The Corner and NZ On Air, Awesome Feeling 7 is an online event running through NZ Music Month 2013, culminating in the release of a free downloadable compilation of 20 New Zealand songs and the words written about them. Each weekday for 20 days we’ll post streaming+downloadable tracks from emerging local artists, accompanied by artist and track profiles authored by Corner contributors.
Emanuel Psathas (Name UL) is a sixteen-year-old rapper from Wellington with a shit-kicking grin and ambition you can smell through your laptop screen. (I’m sorry for pointing out your age, dude, but you gotta know that it’s a good thing, right? Like, if you’re a sixteen-year-old rapper and people are feeling you, it makes it 1000x more awesome because you’re only sixteen! And if people aren’t feeling you, you can be all, “whatever haters, I’m sixteen-years-old. How many rap songs did you put out when you were sixteen? Zero? Thought so.” Work that angle.)
Currently networking in New York, Name UL has been gathering buzz and stage-time for a minute now. He cites influences like Madlib, Ye and Mos Def, and works closely with producers Loui The ZU and Thallus. Check out the video for his #based track ‘End of the Sky’ here for posi vibes and decent bucket hat game, and keep an ear out for his upcoming EP.
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