Premiere: Taigenz Delivers Swaggering New Afrobeat Single "Balok" | Hype | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
Premiere: Taigenz Delivers Swaggering New Afrobeat Single "Balok" | Hype | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

Premiere: Taigenz Delivers Swaggering New Afrobeat Single “Balok”

A Fusion of Swagger, Confidence, and Cultural Richness

Montreal’s own hip-hop and Afrobeat maestro, Taigenz, is set to captivate audiences yet again with the release of his latest single, “Balok,” premiering exclusively here. Merging the pulsating rhythms of Afrobeat with Dancehall, “Balok” is a masterclass in musical fusion, delivering an electrifying blend of sounds that will definitely get dancefloors going.

With a name that translates to “Bad Luck” in Pidgin English, the track dives deep into themes of risk and fortune, all while showcasing Taigenz’s signature vocal finesse and lyrical ingenuity.

Even though “Balok” is an actual term in Pidgin English (Bad luck), that’s the term I used to call beer when I was maybe 3 or 4 years old. My pops would be on his desk working and I’d see him with a cold beer and just say “Papa you’re drinking BALOK!”. That memory was unlocked when WVSSIII’s (the producer) friend came back to the studio from the store with a few beers. It was a wrap from that moment. This song is directly influenced by the Caribbean community I grew up with in NDG,” Taigenz says of the track.

The song is more than just a melody; it’s a celebration of linguistic diversity, a tribute to Montreal’s vibrant cultural mosaic, and a testament to Taigenz’s ability to effortlessly navigate between languages with a rhythmic finesse. With its universal appeal and infectious rhythm, “Balok” is set to become a global sensation that will have audiences around the world moving to the beat.

With “Balok,” Taigenz truly showcases his versatility and artistic vision, establishing himself as a rising star in the global music scene.

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