The first glimpse into the Rise of Jaye Walker came in July with the release of the EP’s single Miba (Superhero) – the success and widespread critical acclaim of Miba, lead to Chin-Chilla and Taylor Jaye coming back with a full project. They describe the EP as a Sonic Boom – a dance project with an electric mixture of Afro sounds with a predominantly Amapiano chord which has become a stable in the southern African music industry.
Chin chilla and Taylor Jaye are biological cousins, hailing from the streets of Katutura and Otjomuise. Chin Chilla has always worked with Taylor Jaye since the launch of her career in 2015 – by featuring on multiple songs of hers. So, the idea to do a full album together was organic. Individually, they have both carved out a name for themselves in the music industry.
Chinchilla is a member of the first NAMAS nominated rap group the “Saints”. Taylor Jaye is a NAMAS award-winning, African chart-topping artist who has worked with chart-topping African artists such as Patoranking, Busiswa and Uhuru – with an electric brand on both local, continental and global platforms.
The EP is themed around their love for sci-fi and superhero comic books and movies since their childhood growing up in Otjomuise, Namibia. It is an extension of themselves feeling like real-life superheroes because of their accomplishments besides growing up in the hood. Jaye Walker is an alter-ego superhero character developed by Taylor Jaye to call her crew and those around her who live according to their inner true self.
Painting outside the lines of the rules of society – in an essence “Jaye Walking” through life. Therefore, while experimenting in the studio, the cousins thought it would be great to document “Jaye Walker” through music.
The Rise of The Jaye Walker EP is a predominantly Amapiano / Afro House – but it also features bonus an Afrobeat track, which is a taste of Taylor’s next project.
RISE OF THE JAYE WALKER TRACKLIST
1. INTRO- WALKER FLEET (skit)
2. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW (BONUS TRACK) 3. REPLAY (EXTENDED)
4. BAD MAN
5. CHINEKE FT KING TEE DEE
6. MIBA (SUPERHERO)
8. SOBORO FT DJ FRESHMAN
9. CASHE FT PATORANKING
10. OUTRO- JABARU, RISE (skit)
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