Growing up MC/producer COLL was Inspired by LL Cool J, OutKast, Wyclef Jean and Mary J. Blige. His Mother played country and soul records round the house and this can be heard from his storytelling style. In December 2017, the Norwich based artist released lead single Take It Slow followed by the upbeat single In My Lifetime. The single went on to be named track of the week by UK blog People of Paper.
COLL’s EP Blue Magic was released on March 29th 2018 via an exclusive premiere by Urban Vault, the self-produced EP received a positive review from Certified Uk and was featured by Mixtape Madness. COLL’s latest single Bass Kickin see’s him roll back time as he deploys Norwich vocalist Evie Palmer fresh off her performance at Sundown festival. See him performing live at the following venues before the festival season see’s him at the Sundown and Latitude stages in East Anglia.
March 22nd – Rose and crown, Bishops stortford, Hertfordshire
April 12th – Rumsey Wells, Norwich
May 1st – Epic studios, Norwich
‘Norwich’s Hip Hop legend’
Arvid Jayal – Time Warner:
‘COLL’s sound is different for UK Rap, a different view on what is the norm, have a listen’
Triple HQ on ‘Take it slow’:
‘Smooth chocolatey vocals on top of a well produced track’
‘Certified UK’ on the EP: