Each week BBC Introducing puts an act supported by one of the local shows onto the Radio 1 Playlist for national exposure.  That track is given slots on daytime shows including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Greg James – this week it’s the turn of Rubee Rayne with her track Youth. Listen to it below and leave your comments at the foot of the blog.

Hometown: Rubee Rayne is a singer-songwriter and rapper from Berkshire. She was born in Nigeria before moving to the UK at the age of 10.

Style: With influences including Janelle Monae, MIA, Kanye West and The xx, Rubee crafts a futuristic mix of indie, RnB and hip hop. Youth is taken from Rayne’s first EP, Forever Golden and is stacked full of interesting moments and melodies showcasing a young artist’s inventive perspective.

You need to know: We’ve met Rubee before when she played on the BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Carlisle, alongside Grimsby rapper Linc.

Supported by:  In October last year, Rubee uploaded a couple of tracks to the Uploader and has since been championed by her local show in Berkshire, Yasser on the Asian Network and DJ Target on 1Xtra.

Find out more:  Check out Rayne's official website for further info.


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