At the tender age of 15 classmates Tahmique Cameron and Gabe Fox-Peck started performing at talent shows, and recording in Gabe’s bedroom. The pair took on the name Young Bull, as a reference to their hometown of Durham, North Carolina’s nickname as ‘The Bull City’.
With Tahmique’s vocals, and Gabe’s instrumentation and production skills, their music, a mix of jazz, funk, R&B, and hip hop began gaining traction online. Energetic live performances ensured they had plenty of bookings, and with audiences ever expanding, the duo added Raleigh-based rapper, Christian Sinclair.
Releasing their debut album, ‘Sopadelic’ last summer, Young Bull saw themselves compared to the likes of Anderson Paak, and gained over a quarter of a million Spotify streams. Regular touring has seen their fanbase grow as well, and when the police arrived to shut down a performance in Raleigh, they took advantage of the situation and director, editor, and producer, Lance Oppenheim turned the event into a video for their new track, ‘Voicemail’.
We start out with the scene of the cops shutting down the how, and then follow the three driving around the city, with close-ups giving the viewer the impression that we’re driving along with them. The HDR effects alternated with misty shots convey a gritty realism to the clip. The song is quite interesting, incorporating elements of hip hop, deep bass, and even reggae.
Check out Young Bull on their official website where you can find out more information about them and performance dates. You can also find them on social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Stream ‘Voicemail’, as well as ‘Sopadelic’ on Spotify and download from iTunes and Bandcamp.