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Henry Wu aka Kamaal Williams launches solo project

Following his collaboration with Yussef Dayes as Yussef Kamaal, Henry Wu goes solo as Kamaal Williams on The Return

South London's Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu is set to realise his new solo project this May with the debut album The Return. In 2016 he paired up with Yussef Dayes to release as Yussef Kamaal, but following the release of Black Focus out on Brownswood and some tour dates, the pair went their separate ways. Now Williams has launched Black Focus Records, with The Return marking its first album release, and featuring Williams on keys, Pete Martin on bass, MckNasty on drums, and Richard Samuels as the engineer. The artist has also announced that Mansur Brown will release his debut album on the label later this year.

As Henry Wu, Williams has released on labels including MCDE, Eglo, Rhythm Section and 22a. He will perform at London's Village Underground on 22 March, followed by Bristol Colston Hall (23), and Cologne Reineke Fuchs (26).

The Return is released on 25 May. You can stream “Salaam” on Bandcamp.