igh energy Hip-hop afro fusionist
Rap meets spoken word and social commentary.
Franz Von is best known as the high octane emcee of much loved afrofusion kings K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade and jazz fusionists TC & The Groove Family.
Franz Von draws influence from a variety of musical genres and incorporates parts of techno, jazz, and rock music into his Hip Hop tunes to produce a genuinely unique sound. He distinguishes himself from other musicians in the genre with his ability to nimbly combine these varied inspirations into his work.
A well established artist now introducing his electrifying hip hop afrofusion ensemble. Blending live drums, keyboard, MPC, and bass guitar with his lyrical prowess. Bringing together their diverse musical backgrounds, the 4 piece have created a dynamic high energy show.
Franz Von’s blend of Jamaican dancehall Mcing, classic boom bap hip-hop rap style and his band’s live energy has endeared him to audiences around the UK.
Housing previous support from BBC Introducing Sheffield and Amazing Radio who handed him a one-off show, as well as BBC Introducing at Radio 1 and DJ Target at BBC 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound, Naga Mag, Word Is Bond, Groovin’ Mood, and more. Franz Von is a Jamaican-born, UK-based artist exploring traditional cultural lineage from Africa through to modern genres. After 8 years playing with K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade, Franz Von has collaborated with the likes of Tony Allen, Onipa, and Wiyaala. Following the success of pre-released singles ‘Her Frequency’ and ‘Power Be You’, his latest EP ‘PEOPLE DI POWA’ has arrived just in time.