June 30 th 2023, sees the return of Jafaris and his new single ‘Breaking Bread’ released via Diffusion Lab / Warner Music Ireland.

The song deals with themes of purpose and introspection where Jafaris explores a new gritty tone. Produced by Diffusion Lab’s Benza (Hare Squead, Super Silly, Soulé) and Solow The Astronaut.

Arguably, one of the most prolific hip hop artists to come out of Ireland in the last few years, ‘Breaking Bread’ is his first release of the year and showcases a slightly different sound. Having spent time away to create new music and upon reflection Jafaris has returned and wants to focus on giving back to the community that built him up.

Jafaris explains, ” ‘Breaking Bread’ is me wanting to share more information about myself and how I’ve been experiencing growth. It is also me giving my supporters a glimpse into the vision of where I would like to take them regarding my art. Being the one in the limelight and receiving praise and success is no longer satisfying for me to experience it alone. I want all my peers and the people who support us to eat and be full too. This is just the beginning of that theme“.

Live dates:
July 28th – Live On The Harbour, Dun Laoghaire


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.


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