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MOBO platforms ten emerging artists with album release in partnership with Marshall Amplification album out now

'MOBO UnSung : Class of 2022' released today via Marshall Records.

Marshall Records, 4th November 2022

Following a year long campaign between Marshall Amplification and MOBO UnSung, today Marshall Records are proud to release ‘MOBO UnSung: Class of 2022’. The album features thirteen tracks with a total of ten artists that are part of this year’s MOBO UnSung finalists. Each artist brings their individual flavour alongside on their respective tracks as well as collaborations between the extended MOBO UnSung family. These artists consist of A3O, Zitah, JClarke, Crae Wolf, Sarah Ikumu, Natalie Lindi, Mace the Great, Adreyn Cash, Genesis Elijah and Jordan Adetunji.

Over the course of the year Marshall delivered panels, recording and industry sessions for all ten artists at Marshall Studio. This was then followed by the hugely successful MOBO UnSung Freshers Tour which saw MOBO UnSung perform all over the UK. MOBO UnSung artists also performed at various festivals throughout the summer that included Strawberries & Creem, Boomtown and Glastonbury as well as receiving radio playlisting.

The album is out now on all digital services and a limited edition CD is available to pre-order.

Listen to the album/pre-order HERE

The partnership comes as the first of a new initiative between Marshall Amplification and MOBO UnSung with the aim of finding, developing and amplifying the best new emerging British talent.

CEO and founder of MOBO Organisation and the MOBO Awards which celebrates its 25th anniversary year this year, Kanya King CBE, had the following to say regarding this unique collaboration.

“MOBO continues to provide a unique talent platform and push for more representation, both on stage and behind the scenes across the creative industries, and crucially through MOBO UnSung, our development programme for emerging talent at a crucial time in their careers.

This years MOBO UnSung Class of 2022 are among the finest the UK’s homegrown scene has to offer and it’s going to be rewarding to see these artists make their mark upon the world through their love of music.

It is very exciting and fitting in this 25th anniversary year of the MOBO Awards, to be able to announce the release of the first compilation album from MOBO UnSung supported by Marshall Amplification, as part of our 5-year partnership.  The talent have the will to win, the desire to succeed and the drive to reach their full potential, so let’s unlock the door of opportunities.”

Music Director of Marshall, Steve Tannett adds the following regarding the partnership :

“For Marshall, working with Kanya King and Wizdom has been a great experience. Having these fantastic artists come to Marshall Studios and record some of the music included on this album was extra special. The depth of talent that MOBO supports through the UnSung platform is truly inspiring. All of us at Marshall can’t wait to do it all again in ‘23! In the meantime however, enjoy these great tunes from the class of ‘22!”

MOBO UnSung track list:

1 – Blood Sweat Tears & Taxes (Bemz, JClarke, Jordan Adetunji, Mace the Great, Genesis Elijah)
2 – Closer – A3O
3 – No Balance – Zitah
4- C.O.T.C – JClarke
5 – Dark Side – Crae Wolf
6 – Too Much Woman – Sarah Ikumu
7 – Give It Time – Natalie Lindi
8 – Mad Maaad – Mace the Great
9 – Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Adreyn Cash
10 – Lower Your Tone – Crae Wolf
11 – Link Up Remix – Great Adamz (feat. Crae Wolf, Zitah)
12 – Hail – A3O (feat. Spesh 90, Crae Wolf, Mace The Great)
13 – Born To Fly (Marshall Mix) – Genesis Elijah

About MOBO UnSung:MOBO UnSung is a part of the MOBO Organisation’s ongoing commitment to emerging talent. It identifies and exposes new ground-breaking music artists and aims to provide emerging talent with priceless opportunities, which can significantly contribute to their personal and creative development. MOBO UnSung has helped propel the careers of artists such as Tiana Major9, Tion Wayne, Graft, Juls, and Cleo Sol, who got early support in their careers through the MOBO UnSung programme.

The MOBO UnSung Class of 2022 represents the continued growth and success of the UnSung platform, with A3O, Adreyn Cash, Crae Wolf, Genesis Elijah, JClarke, Jordan Adetunji, Mace the Great, Natalie Lindi, Sarah Ikumu, and Zitah all participating in showcase events, national tours, masterclasses, festival performances, recording sessions and more. As the MOBO UnSung programme elevates, there is no doubt that the next music superstar will have a creative hub and platform to excel both personally and professionally in music.

About MOBO:

Since 1996, the MOBO Organisation has discovered and supported talent in music, film and TV. MOBO operates 365 days a year to create events, content, partnerships and opportunities for young people in the entertainment industries and beyond.

For 25 years, the MOBO Awards has remained a significant cultural event in the British music industry, celebrating excellence in Black music. Its enduring legacy as the premiere outlet for recognising and honouring the artistic achievement of exceptional British and international talent in Hip-Hop, Grime, R&B and Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel and African music has been unparalleled. Global superstars who have been part of the Awards include Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Sade, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Diddy, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Usher, Rihanna, Cardi B, Davido and H.E.R. just to name a few.

The Awards has proudly been hosted all over the United Kingdom in over the years including shows in London, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow and Coventry, the UK’s City of Culture. Beyond the Awards, MOBO supports undiscovered talent in music via MOBO UnSung, and across the wider creative and tech industries MOBO supports and connects career opportunities for black talent via MOBOLISE, a platform to empower diversity, excellence and transformation in the workplace.

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