Manchester based hip-hop artist ZZ The Pharaoh dropped his debut album The Conception Drive on Monday.
A ten-track album that showcases his versatility as much as his knack for wordplay and witty lyricism. The tracks beautifully intertwine to give listeners a full circle view of ZZ – not only as a vocalist but an artist and a person. He told his fans that it has been two years in the making, following his journey so far with the artwork for the album by Nima paying tribute to his progression.
ZZ’s debut album promises a collection of diverse sounds which draw inspiration from his favourite genres as well as the environments he’s experienced over the years. From hard hitting boom bap that awakens early hip-hop 90’s nostalgia to beautifully sedative jazz infused elements and punchy 808’s on trap beats, for all those who loved his hit single Durag Seasonunder his previous alias ZZ, The Slept On.
While taking you on his journey, The Conception Drive will transport you across the globe with features from up and coming talent in the UK, Morocco and USA: Rita Kamale, Ife Ra, Joule$, Deyah and IMVSOGIE. ZZ’s powerful lyrics transcend through childhood troubles to industry politics, a story of personal growth to his current state of elevation.
ZZ The Pharaoh will perform his album at his third headline show in Manchester later this year. After two sold out shows and hosting the first live hip hop showcase since lockdown last October, catch him at Origin on Thursday 29th July at Off the Square NQ.
The Conception Drive is dedicated to ZZ’s best friend and collaborator Charlie Williams, 1996 – 2021.