Jae Mansa – ‘YUNG KINGS’ And ‘Fate’

Jae Mansa, from North Carolina, is a two man hip hop team comprising cousins Daron “Jae” Johnson and Brandon “B” Boone. They’ve always had a close bond, and this continues to grow as they work together professionally.



Jae Mansa’s music takes its inspiration in the old skool hip hop legends – B.I.G., Jay-Z, The Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac – as well as more contemporary superstars, such as J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. They use clever sampling to produce their down to earth sound, carefully sequenced rhythms, and authentic recording techniques come together in songs that tell stories only they could tell, expressing their true views and personal experiences.

The duo has amassed over 10 million Spotify streams, and are signed to Atlanta-based label, EOARN Entertainment Inc, through whom they’ve released their new EP, ‘Yung Kings’.

Title track ‘YUNG KINGS’ sees Jae Mansa rap about working hard to create a better life and future, waiting for that opportunity to knock. In the video, they show us the reality which they and their friends have grown up with: gambling, police brutality, and riots. It’s not pretty, but they know they’ll get out of it.

Second track, ‘Fate’, features A-Lex, and sees Jae Mansa telling us about those who don’t believe in their truth, but nothing is going to stop them achieving their dreams. The video shows young kids who are determined to reach what they desire: becoming a billionaire, or a doctor – even when their teacher doesn’t have the faith that they’ll make it.

Find out more about Jae Mansa from their official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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