The epitome of Black British music, fusing the streets of London with their Caribbean influences, Footsteps and Big Zeeks bounce off each other’s island energy in ‘Bad Breed’.
Footsteps has forged his own lane with his eclectic sound, leading him to work alongside a stellar line up of the UKs talents on his catalogue. With both artists immersed in their Caribbean roots, it seems only right that Footsteps and Big Zeeks link up for this transatlantic number.
Fresh off the back of his 6-track EP ‘Is That Foot, Vol. 1’ featuring Doktor and Moelogo, Footsteps recruits UK dancehall star Big Zeeks for this summer-ready hit.
With a comprehensive musical upbringing in London’s cultural melting pot, Footsteps found his knack for instruments at a young age learning clarinet and saxophone before he finished school. Now with a personal playlist of reggae, afrobeat, soul, dancehall, funk and house, the latter reflecting his approach to his music career, Footsteps is the definition of music fusion.
‘Bad Breed (Afro/Caro)’ sees syncopated beats under the slick rhymes of Footsteps as he flips slang and Yoruba around the topic and blame of ‘bad breed’ antics. Crowned ‘The Fresh Prince of Harlesden’ by none other than Gappy Ranks, Big Zeeks releases his energetic and forthright character in the final verse with his UK Dancehall flow and patois lyrics.
A fun and light-hearted track, but at a closer look, Footsteps explains how this song “showcases the unity of Africa and the Caribbean in life, spirit and overall culture. The only thing that separates us is the ocean”. Having already left a huge footprint with his recent EP release, ‘Bad Breed (Afro/Caro)’ is another track to add to his pathway to stardom.
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