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Jess B is most definitely New Zealand's answer to Missy Elliot. Her colourful mix of hip hop, groove and dancehall sounds is mirrored in her bold and bright approach to fashion. We got Jess to make us a playlist and answer a few questions before her upcoming show in Christchurch this month!

I am... a rapper from Auckland City. I was born in Auckland but I am of Kenyan and NZ Irish descent. Been rapping since high school but have been doing gigs and pursuing as a career for 3 years now.

My favourite brands are... I love 90’s brands such as FUBU and Roc-A-Wear as well as vintage sports brands. Most of what I wear is pre-worn and actually comes from op-shops or online! I don’t often buy brand new clothes.

My idea behind the mix... This mix has no theme , no rhyme or reason, other than being a bunch of songs that I listen to or like!! I just went with the flow as I was adding songs to this. No planning involved. I have quite a wide range of genres that I like, but dancehall, afro-beats and hip-hop are my favourites.

My favourite spot in Christchurch... I don’t actually have a favourite spot in CHCH yet that I could think of off the top of my head — I think that must mean that I need to come down and visit more!!

A trend I'm really into at the moment... Co-ordinate sets! Matching tops and pants / shorts. It's easy fashion and my favourite ones are usually super bright and patterned, so they are perfect for wearing on stage.

Five people you'd invite to Friday Beers at Infinite Definite... Missy Elliot
Amanda Seales
Megan Thee Stallion

My fashion icons... Rihanna …. I don’t really feel like I need to add anyone else, but special mentions include;
Teyanna Taylor
Da Brat (in the 90’s)
Tyler the Creator
ASAP Rocky

My go to performance outfit... I’ve never worn the same outfit twice… YET! ;)
I like bold clothes on stage - to be as eye catching as possible - so usually go for bright oversize hockey jerseys , matching sets and colourful bombers.

Listen to Jess B's mix here.

Get tickets to see Jess perform on Saturday 14th of September at Blue Smoke in Christchurch

Jess's brand new EP, New Views, is out now!


YBN Cordae, Anderson .Paak - RNP

JessB - Mood

Rico Nasty - Bitch I'm Nasty

WizKid - Fever

Megan Thee Stallion, Ty Dolla $ign - Hot Girl Summer (feat. Nicki Minaj)

JessB, Gino October, Big Zeeks - Work With

Jubilee, Maluca - Mami

Konshens, J Capri - Pull up to Mi Bumper

Vybz Kartel - In Stock - Raw

Melii - Icey

Sukihana - Y u Mad

Rema - Corny

Mc Buzzz, Di-Meh - Maluco

Stylo G - Dumpling

Megan Thee Stallion - Cocky Af

Leonce, Divoli S'vere - Click Clack

R3LL - Destined

WizKid - Daddy Yo

Ty Dolla $ign - Hottest In The City

A$AP Ferg, Rico Nasty - Butt Naked

Leikeli47 - Money

Sampa the Great - F E M A L E

Lil' Kim - Big Momma Thang

Gifted gab - One Eighty Seven

Young M.A - BIG

SAINt JHN, Lil Baby - Trap

50 Cent - Get In My Car

Denzel Curry - RICKY

Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby - Cash Shit

Skepta, J Hus - What Do You Mean?


SiR, Kendrick Lamar - Hair Down

6LACK, Khalid - Seasons

GRM Daily, Abra Cadabra, Sneakbo, M.O - Pon Me

Maliibu Miitch - Give Her Some Money

Kari Faux - No Small Talk

City Girls - Where The Bag At

Doja Cat - Juicy

Lizzo, Missy Elliot - Tempo

WSTRN - Night & Day

Rad stuff only.