Music Lounge Kel-P taps French rap star Kalash for In My Feelings - agency submitted

Published on March 13th, 2024 | by Just Jay


Kel-P taps French rap star Kalash for “In My Feelings”

The GRAMMY-winning Afrobeats star releases his new single, “In My Feelings,” feat. French rapper Kalash. The track is from his upcoming Bully Season Vol. 2 EP.

Afrobeats trailblazing star, Kel-P, releases his new single, “In My Feelings,” featuring French rapper Kalash today via Virgin Music France/Virgin Music US/Jones Worldwide. A perfect alliance between Afrobeats and dancehall, “In My Feelings” resonates through the body with its infectious, percussive energy, switching its melodies between English and Creole. Enticing the ladies with their sweet talk on the dance floor, Kel-P and Kalash flaunt what it’s like to be with them. The sensual and edgy music video finds both star boys lost in seduction. The track is from the upcoming, second volume of Kel-P’s Bully Season EP series. Listen to “In My Feelings”.

After contributing to the worldwide success of Afrobeats by producing for Burna Boy, Rema, Adekunle Gold, Davido, and Janelle Monaé, and winning a Grammy for his collaboration with Angélique Kidjo, Kel-P launched his own career as a performer in 2023 with Bully Season Vol.1 EP. The lead single, “One More Night,” which stands out for flipping Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s iconic R&B hit “Dilemma,” was named by Rolling Stone as one of “The 40 Best Afropop Songs of 2023.”

Made with the dancefloor and women’s ears and hearts in mind, the Bully Season EP series brings the seasoned hitmaker into the limelight. “As a human, I feel I always had to bring out the Bully in me to shake the table and get what I want from life,” Kel-P said. “This inspired the name as it’s the journey of my work ethic, my wins, my losses, my relationships, my life leading to this moment.”

Born a twin in the city of Calabar, Kel-P lost his mom at two years old. He and his brother moved to Lagos where they lived with relatives. At a very young age, Kel-P met his first musical mentor, Sarz, who encouraged him to compose his own instrumentals. He quickly developed his signature style, a colorful and dynamic sonic vision.

He notched his first marquee production with Solidstar’s “Eleganza” in 2018. Building a sterling reputation, he linked up with Burna Boy and produced ten tracks from the superstar’s 2019 blockbuster album African Giant, including “On The Low,” “Gbona,” “Killin Dem,” and “Pull Up.” His catalog continued to expand, highlighted by Wizkid’s smash hit “Ginger” feat. Burna Boy, “Donne-moi l’accord” for Dadju and Burna Boy, “Diamond Platinum” for Jeje.

Branching out, he produced “Faith” from Skip Marley’s Higher Place, scoring a GRAMMY Award nomination for “Best Reggae Album.” His instantly recognizable tag, “It’s Kel-P vibes,” has become synonymous with transcendent hits. 2022 saw Kel-P receive a GRAMMY in the category of “Best Global Music Album” for Angélique Kidjo’s Mother Nature and a Grammy nomination for Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition by Wizkid.

Earning widespread acclaim, Okayplayer predicted, “For beatmaker Kel-P, the road to royalty seems inevitable,” and christened him “one of the hottest beat makers and producers in the Afrobeats global movement.” Most recently, the 28-year-old received recognition for a memorable appearance on the blockbuster Creed III soundtrack, executive produced by J. Cole’s Dreamville, with “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” which has been nominated for this year’s NAACP Awards.

Featured Image: Kel-P – agency submitted


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