Xavier Blake is an elusive hip hop artist whose music bares the marks of his life experiences. Born in Australia, but making various parts of the world his home for a large portion of his life, Blake’s music reflects this existence. Laced with a classic jazz/hip-hop sensibility, coupled with contemplative lyrics and finished with an assured, cool delivery this is hip-hop that draws the listener into an intriguing reality.
His debut release, 2015’s ‘Sunset Blvd’, was a surprise hit, with Blake introducing himself out of nowhere by charting in the Top 5 iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts in UK, U.S and New Zealand and gaining over 150,000 digital streams and over 30,000 followers online. Now, Blake is set to release his follow up in 2017, led by the new single, “Underneath The Money Tree” which dropped last week. “Underneath The Money Tree” is a moody exploration through the issues that come with money, all set to a sparse, delicate backdrop by Keem The Cipher.