JS x YD Close Out The Year With ‘Luke Cage’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

22 Dec 2022

South London Rap duo JS & YD are closing out the year in style, as they bring their talents to their latest single, ‘Luke Cage’. Produced by AMbeats, the lofi Drill sound works perfectly with the two rappers as they showcase their undeniable flair. The release is also accompanied by slick visuals directed by Mani J.

Hailing from South London, JS & YD are two 16 year old artists who have taken the UK by storm, bursting onto the scene last year with their debut ‘Drunk and Confused’ freestyle accumulating 3.3 million Youtube views and further millions on TikTok. Gaining massive momentum from this, JS & YD then excelled with a standout ‘Next Up’, currently sitting on more than 2.1 million views on Youtube and 1.4 million streams on Spotify.

The duo compounded their success ‘Drunk and Confused 2.0’, their second time hopping on to a ‘lofi Drill’ beat, and calling in Ireland’s biggest rap group ‘A92’ (Ksav & Dbo specifically) as features. The two young, hungry artists have shined throughout this year and showcased their raw talent and potential, further strengthened by recent singles ‘Yo!’ and ‘KMT Freestyle’.

Following their successful string of releases over the past year, there is undeniable hype around JS & YD and what their next move will be. ‘Luke Cage’ is their fourth statement single of the year, and gliding over another lofi, cloud infused beat, the pair both showcase their talent and individuality, providing stringent punchlines, dynamic flows, and hard hitting bars. 

With production courtesy of AMbeats, the track incorporates snappy kicks, intricate snare and bouncy percs to guide YD’s fast flows and clever wordplay, alongside the alternating deep and refreshing tone of JS. Having maintained consistency all throughout 2022, ‘Luke Cage’ makes for the perfect end to year, and 2023 is set to be even bigger for the rising duo.