Meet the Luton-hailed native ready to shake up the scene in 2022.
2022 is bringing with it many things. From the prospect of new beginnings to hotly-anticipated movie releases and, according to the news, plenty more hype-worthy fashion collaboration. But, above all, the one thing we are most excited about is the revamp our Spotify playlists are going to receive as some of the UK’s fastest rising musical talents set out to treat to the world to a slice of their incomparable sound. With this in mind, we could not think of a better way to kick off the new year than by introducing you to the artists set to dominate the music industry in 2022. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy Wonderland’s Ones To Watch round-up.
Creeping onto our radar this year with her two projects already in her back pocket is Luton-hailed rapper BXKS. Impressively navigating her own sound with smooth sailing vocals and wistful delivers in towe, the artist has already mastered the art of experimentation, tapping into everything from drill to honeyed R&B productions.
With bouts of charisma and a boundary-pushing sound firmly in her grasp, the rising rapper is set to make waves this 2022, and here is everything you need to know about her.
Check out the interview below…
I AM BXKS
BORN AND RAISED IN Luton Town
THE FIRST RECORD I FIRST FELL IN LOVE WAS Kelis – “Millionaire”
NOW IT REMINDS ME OF Myself
MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES ARE Skepta, Jay Z Kanye West
VISUALLY, I’M INSPIRED BY A24 Movies and anime
MY MOST PERSONAL LYRIC IS ‘Forefathers in whips and chains still tagged in my slave last name. What a blodclart shame’ from my 2018 Mixtape Madness Next Up
IT’S ABOUT knowing my unfortunate roots
RIGHT NOW I’M WRITING ABOUT My life and the things I obverse and never speak on
I HOPE MY MUSIC MAKES PEOPLE Feel.
MY SUPERPOWER IS Observation
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT’S STUCK WITH ME IS “Eat the fish but spit out the bone”. Which means take in the information you need the rest is normally irrelevant
THE BEST GIG I’VE EVER SEEN WAS J Cole when I was a steward at the 02 Arena
THE BEST CROWD I’VE EVER PLAYED WAS Fred Perry Subculture
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ME IS I don’t know I’ve never paid attention to other people conceptions of me
THIS YEAR I’M YEAR PROUD OF Getting the job done
I’M EVOLVING INTO Something I’ve always knew I was
I WON’T COMPROMISE ON Anything. Compromising is the worst thing you could ever do, stand by your thoughts and actions especially if it’s the best thing for you
THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS people with individuality
AS AN INDUSTRY, WE NEED TO Be more expecting
BRING BACK CDs
GEN Z IS the future
AT MIDNIGHT ON NYE, I’M WISHING FOR peace of mind
SONG I’VE HAD ON REPEAT IN 2021 Bubba spraxxx ugly
SONG I’M BRINGING INTO 2022 Bubba spraxxx ugly
BEING INCLUDED AS ONE OF WONDERLAND’S ONES TO WATCH MAKES ME FEELMakes me feel seen