Johannesburg, South Africa – Dec. 7, 2018 – Producer, rapper and hip hop artist, Remy Johnson, announced the release of his new single, “UGH.” Today The track makes the statement that no one remembers who is in second place, against a backdrop of eerie pianos and a booming 808 that makes it a perfect fit for any playlist.
From the streets of the western township of Johannesburg, South Africa, to Portland, Maine, in the U.S., Remy Johnson has made a name for himself in the music industry across multiple genres. Currently Based in Johannesburg, he started working with KrazyMedia to release “Keep It 100” and “Smoke My Drugs” that currently topping AKA’s “Fela In Versace” and Nasty C’s “King ft. A$AP Ferg.” On Hiphop Juice Playlist
The artist delivers a blend of introspective and melodic hip hop that he infuses with social commentary.
He mixes it all with dark and soulful street tales delivered with profound depth and honesty. Remy Johnson is an accomplished pianist, drummer and visual arts student that understands the key to creating any type of classical art is by reaching the soul of audiences.
Remy Johnson is the son of an MK Freedom Fighter. The family was forced to flee and went into exile in the United States in the late 1980s following multiple attempts on the life of Remy Johnson’s mother.
The artist made it clear from an early age that art and music would be the dominating and driving forces he’d utilize to deliver his unique perspective on life. Raised in a musically active household of eclectic tastes, by the age of 11 his talent afforded him the opportunity to perform with legends that included Gary Hines and Billy Steele from the Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble, Sounds of Blackness.
By the time he’d reached the age of 16, Remy Johnson was being mentored by American rapper and actress, Toni Blackman, the first hip hop ambassador to the U.S. State Department. She gave him the nickname “Lil Nas.”
He later relocated to his native South Africa where he earned a substantial following through his lyrical prowess on platforms that included “Full Clip with Siz and Scoop” on YFM and producing for African and Nigerian hip hop and Afrobeat artists.
Remy Johnson’s newest single, “UGH,” is destined to be a Playlist favorite around the world. The artist has amply demonstrated his professional acumen in multiple genres and the new release is anexcellent example of his rich vocals and musical storytelling abilities.