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Published on August 10th, 2018 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson

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Juke Ross – Hey Lil’ Mama

Guyanese singer/songwriter JUKE ROSS shares his brand new single “Hey Lil’ Mama.” It’s available now via Republic Records.

“Hey Lil Mama” arrives on the heels of his recent release “Fresh Roses” and debut EP Grey. Carried by wistful melodies, wonderfully nostalgic lyrics, and lithe acoustic guitar, “Hey Lil’ Mama” illuminates his songwriting skills and smooth delivery on the breathy and bright hook. It’s emblematic of his delicate emotionality and ability to serve up a gorgeous anthem every time he hits the studio.
“Hey lil’ Mama is a song about reflecting on a past relationship and ultimately hoping the best for that someone. I started the song back in 2016 right in the middle of moving from Guyana to Atlanta and finished it in the middle of 2017 just after moving to NY and truly realizing how huge the world truly is,” explains Juke.

Located on South America’s northern mainland, the celebratory and life-affirming spirit of Guyana remains an undercurrent of JUKE ROSS’s songwriting. The youngest of 14 siblings, he can recall falling in love with music at a young age. The family radio played everything from Caribbean standards to Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson, and he would sit and listen for hours on end. Inspired by his nurse mom, he enrolled in medical school. In the midst of his studies, guitar beckoned to him. JUKE feverishly began penning music. Among those early compositions, he created “Colour Me,” which became an independent phenomenon, landed him a deal with Republic Records, and positioned him as one of 2017’s most exciting artists to watch!




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