Up and Coming Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop Artist
A key contributor to the new Re.decay laced track “Check The Vibe,” Wifty Bangura is a one of a kind artist with a level of talent that gives her the ability to switch between styles from an artist with a beautiful singing voice of soulful melodies to the appearance of a natural hip hop talent.
While growing up in Baltimore music has always seemed to be part of her life, beginning with singing background vocals for her father to now building her own career in music through appearing with the Eat the Cake Band, Baltimore’s creative Epic Fam movement, or as a solo artist. With Wifty Bangura’s captivating voice and slick rhymes that completely shines on any track she appears on, “Check the Vibe” is a must to check out.
RE.DECAY featuring WIFTY BANGURA & ADH ‘CHECK THE VIBE’
With a passion for collaborating with talented artists from all corners of the globe, the Berlin based production duo Re.decay showcase sultry whispers from Sierra Leone hailing vocalist Wifty Bangura of burgeoning Baltimore based collective Epic Fam, and smooth Afro-hop tones from Senegal/Jamaica hailing, NYC based artist ADH.
Spearheaded by Wifty, Check The Vibe displays her impressive range from masterfully stacked harmonies to a punchy rap verse. Her delivery is complimented by smooth bars from ADH as they fuse together Baltimore hip-hop with Afrobeat rhythms. Immersing himself in the track’s unique universe with ease, ADH shares “this record depicts people being on the same frequency as you. Whether that be your love life, spiritually etc. All forms of relationships.”
This new single arrives before Re.decay’s full album in January that will feature 15 artists from 8 different countries and 3 continents. Taking influence from Dr Dre, Little Dragon, Anderson Paak, Mac Miller, GuiltyBeatz, Kendrick Lamar, Madlib and more, the duo have moulded a sound that is uniquely their own. Showcasing their playful blend of eastern and western rhythms, Check The Vibe shines a light on their signature work of cross-cultural pairings. Poised to marry afro-infused grooves, raw hip-hop, soulful house, and smooth R&B, the album will explore the full gritty and ethereal sonic universe of Re.decay’s catalogue.
Meet and Get To Know Wifty Bangura
Kulture Vulturez: How did you initially get involved in music?
Wifty Bangura: My dad is a reggae singer. He always took me to the studio with him, and I eventually started singing backup for him as a kid. After attending Baltimore School for the Arts High school, I became serious about my music career, started performing at open mics, and the rest is history.
Kulture Vulturez: Who are some of your musical influences?
Wifty Bangura: Corinne Bailey Rae, Timbaland, Doja Cat, & The Alabama Shakes to name a few.
Kulture Vulturez: What are some of your aspirations or goals you would like to accomplish as an artist?
Wifty Bangura: My ultimate goal as an artist is to score movies and eventually the theme song to a long running TV show.
Kulture Vulturez: How can you explain your style of music?
Wifty Bangura: The best way I can explain it is channeled music. It might sound different every time, but the purpose remains the same. I just deliver the messages.
Kulture Vulturez: Can you explain your involvement in the Eat The Cake Band and give a breakdown of the band?
Wifty Bangura: I was actually supposed to collaborate on one song with Eat The Cake Band back in 2017, and I never left. I sing lead alongside Our MC Mzz. You can check us out on any social or streaming platform at @EatTheCakeBand.
Kulture Vulturez: Can you break down the song Check the Vibe with Re.decay?
Wifty Bangura: The song is just a fun way to say, check your vibration. What are you offering to the world around you and how is that reflecting in your everyday experiences?
Kulture Vulturez: What is next for your career as an artist?
Wifty Bangura: I am working on a couple projects that I am super excited about sharing. Full album coming soon. Stay tuned.