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Don’t let Koffee’s modest nature fool you. Though the five-foot-nothing teenager is relatively unassuming in interviews, the Jamaica native writes meteoric hip-hop/reggae crossover hits that are as fiery as her home nation’s cuisine. Her latest release, a remix of the title track from her debut EP Rapture, sports a deafening trap beat and booming vocal that more than live up to the song’s name.
For the her first publicly released remix, Koffee invites fellow island resident Govana to join her on the song. The addition of the rising dancehall star to “Rapture” adds a further layer of intensity to the already fervently danceable track. The duo trades smoldering verses over a blazing concoction of Caribbean musical influence and American hip-hop production techniques, creating a deliciously global track that will have your hips moving from the first beat to the last.
It didn’t take long for Koffee to gain widespread recognition after the release of her first single in 2017, “Legend.” The acoustic reggae track was written as a tribute to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and quickly became a hit after the athlete reposted a video of the song to his Instagram. Not a year later, reggae hero Cocoa Tea introduced Koffee at Rebel Salute, where she performed with two of her greatest musical inspirations, Protoje and Chronixx.
Along with the addition of Govana to the track, Koffee released a music video to accompany “Rapture (Remix).” Watch the duo declare their massive presence while dancing around their hometown of Spanish Town, Jamaica, here: