"This is my closure piece, a way for me to confront my decision and come to terms with the next chapter of my life.
“I Love You...” but conviction led me to let you go.
Now “I’m In A Bad....MOOD!"
I Love You But I’m In A Bad...MOOD
Dublin based, hip-hop artist Jafaris received critical praise for his debut album STRIDE, which earned him his place as one of Ireland’s foremost players of the new generation of the Irish hip-hop.Jafaris musical calling came a little later than most. Before the dazzling lyricism and poetic resonance, he brought to the emerging Irish music scene, dance had always been his passion and career path. It was through a dance audition that the multi-talented musician landed the role of Ngig in the 2016 Irish film sensation ‘Sing Street’ directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Carney.
Musically, his uncompromising fluency of expression means he is as exciting as he’s ever sounded. In 2017, Jafaris hooked up with Diffusion Lab, music production hub & artist management agency that’s seen a whole bunch of remarkable talent come through its doors. Since joining the team, the triple threat - rapper, actor and dancer has gone on to become a knockout performer.
In 2017 he also signed deal with Primary Talent agency, sharing the live roster with Stormzy, J Hus, Wretch32 etc.. In 2018 he went one further and represented Ireland at Eurosonic Festival in Holland 2018, played the main stage at biggest Irish hip hop festival Longitude, and returned to Electric Picnic Festival with the RTÉ orchestra and what’s more, he performed at Late Late TV show debuting his single Time. With the release of his EP in 2017, Jafaris’ flirtation with nostalgic nineties hip hop and pure, contagious happiness lifted the lid on a singular talent. Since the release of his debut album ‘Stride’, Jafaris has seen huge support from Radio 1 (Annie Mac), Kiss, Spotify and press, including NME who described Jafaris as one of the most exciting new prospects from Irish rap’s rising wave.
Jafaris released his debut album, Stride, in 2019. It was well-received by critics and ended up being shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize the Irish Album of the Year. Jafaris featured on Joy Crookes' single "Early" which atop the UK's Asian Music Top 40 chart & both performed it on Later...with Jools Holland. Jafaris released his second EP I Love You But I'm In A Bad Mood on 6 November 2020.