Big Kulu Sets the Vibes for the Summer With New Single “I Wanna Know”
A new sound is emerging from Buffalo, NY by way of up-and-coming artist Big Kulu. With his familial roots in Cameroon and being raised in the United States, he realized early on that although his sound may be perceived as AfroBeats, it’s slightly different. Big Kulu has coined a new sound he affectionately calls AfroStates, which is helping to bridge the gap between the older and newer generations from his home country. ArfroStates is a fusion of Classic AfroBeats which Big Kulu has been heavily influenced by while growing up and Traditional Rap which he’s come accustomed to while being raised on the East Side of Buffalo.
Being born and raised in the states with his close-nit Cameroonian family allowed him to have a unique perspective on what it means to stay true to your roots while also being influenced by your surroundings and he married to the two perspectives seamlessly in his music. His father specifically instilled family, food and faith into Big Kulu and threw lavish parties for their family and friends to celebrate their rich culture. But also being raised in Buffalo, NY, one of the top poverty stricken cities in the US, a life of crime and drug dealing didn’t fall far behind. Even when falling into the streets, he still kept his faith and music at his center and has now been in the music game helping to cultivate and manage other artists while working on his own craft as well.
After making it out the streets and focusing on his faith to help center his life, Big Kulu is back on the music scene bringing a whole new sound that’s been missing! His hit debut single “I Wanna Know” is setting the the vibes for the summer; to dance, party and keep great company. “I Wanna Know” is a prelude to his forthcoming EP this Fall so Big Kulu is definitely here to stay.
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