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    "Holla RMX" by Colonel Red vs Yungun (a.k.a. Essa)

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IN THE BLUE CORNER! … international soul heavyweight … future music pioneer … the legendary … Colonel Red! *

IN THE RED CORNER! … he flows like a lullaby … spits like a cobra … the one and only… Yungun (yup, that's me … !)

This is my official remix of a track called "Holla" that Colonel Red recently leaked via his bandcamp page (www.colonelred.bandcamp.com). It's a homage to one of the greatest of all soul records. It takes guts, talent and flair to take on such an iconic track. I think you'll agree that Colonel Red pulls it off in fine style. I heard his version and just had to ... well ... "holla" ... (sorry, couldn't resist!). He kindly agreed to let me add a little hollering of my own and we decided to send it out there to see how people react.

We hope you enjoy! Please get in touch to let us know what you think.

You can reach me on www.twitter.com/YungunAKAessa.

For more info on Colonel Red check out www.rufflanguage.com and www.colonelred.bandcamp.com.


released December 1, 2010

- with heartfelt thanks! -

Produced by Colonel Red and Greg Smith.

Raps, additional vocals and re-edit by Yungun (a.k.a. Essa).

Yungun photograph: Camilla Waite

Colonel Red photograph: Femke Van Heugten

Graphic design: www.glenstoneillustration.co.uk (special thanks to Glen for always being super professional and responsive despite my eleventh hour requests!)




Essa London, UK

It's not your typical rap sheet. Born in a leafy suburb, educated at a prestigious boarding school and qualified as a city lawyer. But somewhere along the way (under former name Yungun) Essa became a key figure in UK hip-hop's "golden era" with shameless party joints, cryptic love songs, bilingual Spanglish wordplay and soul-searching escapism, earning nods from the likes of Nas and Mark Ronson. ... more

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