Br3nya is the next artist in our Meet the MC series. In this episode, the West London MC takes us to her North London studio, and on a tour of the area of the city she grew up in.
Of the raft of female MCs coming through in the UK right now, Br3nya is a legit standout, coupling her dexterous flow with a wonderfully playful energy. She first made waves in 2018 with infectious cut ‘Good Food’, which set the template for her heady fusion of rap from both sides of the Atlantic with elements of Afro- swing.
Br3nya credits her Ghanaian heritage as the source of her sound’s distinctive bounce. She tells DJ Mag, “The bounciness and good vibe in my music comes from my Ghanaian side. I’m not doing songs fully in my language or stuff like that yet, but you can definitely hear the influence and the vibe. It’s not direct, but you can see it’s the root of where everything came from.”
Meet the MC is our new DJ Mag Originals series, introducing the most vital artists in rap. Combining a freestyle series with in-depth fly-on-the-wall interviews, Meet the MC explores the stories of these crucial lyricists.Celebrating an exciting time for the scene, each episode is filmed across multiple locations, ranging from childhood settings to studios, on-location video shoots and more, before culminating with an exclusive freestyle from each MC.