Unchained XL

This week’s Local Eyes is a cinematic visual from Mazbou Q for his track ‘To The Gates’. Formerly known as Unchained XL, this UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau based Nigerian Kiwi rapper reveals a vulnerable side with a soulful, R&B influenced self-produced track taken from his forthcoming EP. His unique musical background of golden-age hip-hop, West African highlife and […]

This week’s Local Eye’s video is from RedBull 3style champion & DMC region champion DJ  Scizzorhands. Let Go is the third musical release off his debut project “the introduction”. Featuring Sabe, Unchained XL, Kevin Posey, Dremayer and HeefHakaBoogie, this song is a homage to letting go of life’s struggles and moving forward.   Follow Scizzorhands […]

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland singer/songwriter Mukukā. Her song Time + Space is from her brand new EP ‘Autumn’ available now. Madcap Clubnight will be celebrating the release this Saturday 10th August 2019 at Cassette Nine with support from Unchained XL as well as DJs Pom, Kamal, Dimpri Duo. More details: Madcap Clubnight: ‘Autumn’ EP Release […]

This week’s Local Eyes is the latest addition to the Weight On my Bars series from Unchained XL. Video Filmed and Edited by: Geoff Ong Audio featuring Thabani Gapara (Saxophone) Auckland’s UK born, Nigerian rapper and producer Unchained XL has just released The Migrant Mind, a 5-track EP of energetic hip hop bangers with a lyrical focus on […]

This week’s Local eyes is the latest from Unchained XL and was filmed over in the UK, in Liverpool, Leeds, and Cardiff. Describing the track as “Afrofunk Meets Grime” The song depicts Unchained XL confronting an unnamed friend/associate about their persistent failure to follow up on their promises and resolutions. ‘What You Said‘ is taken from Unchained XL’s debut […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: UNCHAINED XL Featured release: REI ‘Rangatira’ Released: 2018 https://musicbyrei.bandcamp.com/album/rangatira Featured track #1: KIA TAU Featured track #2: RANGATIRA Featured track #3: E KI UNCHAINED XL (Hugh Ozumba) is a Nigerian Kiwi rapper and producer from […]

This week’s Local Eyes video is Unchained XL ‘But Do They Know’ which features guest vocals by JessB and Nuel Nonso. Directed by Phodiso Dintwe, filmed by Abe Mora and produced and edited by Monax Sanei. This visually fun, house party inspired video was funded by NZ On Air Music and released just in time for NZ music month. This Fela-Kuti […]

Released on March 1st, 2018, Foreign Legacy is Unchained XL’s debut five track EP. Sonically, the five tracks blend traditional, Fela-Kuti inspired afrobeat textures and rhythms with various styles of hiphop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths. The EP is lyrically defined by overarching themes of identity, race, virtue and cultural innovation. But Do They […]

The Auckland stop of the ‘Foreign Legacy’ EP Release NZ Tour, Unchained XL is accompanied by local artists New Telepathics and The Boombox Eulogy. Saturday April 7th, Galatos Main Room Door Sales: $20, Pre-sales $15 from Under The Radar Doors: 8pm, First band: 9pm ~~~~~~~~~~~ Unchained XL is a self-produced Nigerian Kiwi Hip-hop artist with […]

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Auckland Hip Hop and Afro-funk artist Unchained XL about the inspiration behind his musical style and what he has planned for the future. In addition to the interview, […]

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