“I’m too fly I don’t need to try,” asserts Deto Black in the chorus of track “Brag”. The line is befitting for the Lagos-based rapper, artist, and model, who’s spent the last year starring in fashion campaigns for Mowalola, Off White, and Skepta’s Nike. Her debut EP Yung Everything is a high-energy flex, backed by blown-out beats and sex-positive lyrics as bold as the rapper’s signature technicolour wigs.
With a sexually-charged Aidan Zamiri-directed music video, “Tesla” is a prime example of this. “Boy toy, yeah he ride me like a Tesla/ Ate my ass, then he fucked me on the dresser,” Deto raps unapologetically against a wall of sirens. “Yeah I fucked your life up / But you know it was fun,” she later purrs in afro-beat-inflected track “F.U.N”. At seven tracks, Yung Everything is a fast, fierce debut that cements Deto’s status as a rapper to watch.
Elsewhere, Ayra Starr’s album is packed with searing summer anthems, glaive’s EP is angsty teen future-pop, and Habibi Funk’s compilation showcases an array of music from the Arab world.