Eight9FLY – One To Watch

South East London rapper Eight9FLY, real name Emmanuel Isong is definitely one to watch in 2018. To describe him in one sentence, an artist not bound by convention.

Eight9FLY consistently showcases both his versatility and ability as an artist in finessing these varied musical styles.
His biggest influences are: Michael Jackson, Usher, Dizzee Rascal, Drake, P Money, Boys II Men and Jay Z, just to name a few.
Over the course of his career, Eight9FLY has collaborated with some of the nation’s most acclaimed acts: P Money, Lady Leshurr, Paigey Cakey, J Warner, Starboy Nathan and, most recently, Moelogo.

After his well-received EP ‘GO TIME’ back in December 2017, he kick-started 2018 with a bang, he released a single titled ‘Best Life’, which has been met with great support by Spotify UK tastemakers. This song shows a unique blend of lyricism and melodic delivery which forms the basis of this song. Last week he released a black box music video which achieved over 640+ views already. There’s no denying his work-ethic and talent, he’s definitely the one to watch in 2018.

Currently, Eight9FLY is working on more music, which will be hitting the airwaves throughout 2018, including a selection of special audio and visual releases and an album project. A Diverse artist in all forms of the word…


Eight9FLY: Go Time, was a body of work I decided to release as a taster of what is yet to come, I’m always recording new music and I don’t really like to sit on my songs, especially the ones that represent what I’m feeling at the time. ‘Best Life’ was a perfect follow up because I tell parts of my story in the song that I feel people can relate to.