Harj Not Harry is an emerging independent rapper, songwriter, and producer who made his professional solo recording debut in 2019 with the single “Rosa Parks”. That record introduced a skilled young emcee from the United Kingdom. He matches his taste for cutting edge beats with a rapid-fare delivery and a penchant for uplifting and motivational lyrics.
By day, Harj not Harry works as a secondary school teacher in West London. As a songwriter, he forgoes the usual hip-hop terrain of drugs and violence, and instead uses his music to inspire and motivate his listeners with impactful messages. Since his debut, the prolific producer has released nearly two dozen singles. He has performed at numerous festivals, schools, and youth offender institutions, and his music has appeared on BBC Asian Network, BBC music, PressPlay and LinkUpTV.
“Lifeline” is the brand new single from Harj Not Harry, released worldwide via all major streaming services on June 23, 2023. The track opens on a lo-fi classical sample before the beat drops on a syncopated, Latin-infused, UK Grime beat. The rapper steps to the mic and drops staccato rhymes in a verbose lyrical style with barely a pause for breath.
Check out “Lifeline” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Harj Not Harry.