BRIT nominated teen rap duo A1 x J1 return with brand new single ‘Deal Or No Deal’ featuring pop powerhouse Mabel, following previously released top 10 single ‘Night Away (Dance)’.
The pair’s success comes in the form of three top-five singles, a platinum-selling record, collaborations with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Deno, Mae Muller and, more recently, a 2022 BRIT nomination. Watch their BRIT interview here and performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball here.
While their unique rapping style and blossoming partnership is noted as their most distinguishable feature, A1 x J1 are continuing to make stamps on the industry with their re-imaginations of classic pop tracks. This time, it’s Mabel’s ‘Finder’s Keepers’ that’s getting a creative upgrade. Filled with charm and a long swung trap beat, the track is easy whilst still maintaining a rich personality on the boys behalf, to make it the summer anthem.
Speaking about working with the boys, Mabel has said “When I first heard ‘Deal or No Deal’ and the ‘Finders Keepers’ sample that they’ve used I was so excited! It feels like such a fun full circle moment to be a part of this record with A1xJ1 and I’m very honoured to be a part of their journey!”
“I don’t need miracles, don’t need you to spit lyrical
I just want physical from you, uh
Would you like that, like that? Don’t you wanna wife that, wife that?
It’s so typical, every guy’s like, every guy’s like
“Girls love Beyoncé, girls love to fuck with your conscience”
Stop with that nonsense, we all got options, baby,”– Mabel
After meeting on the off chance through the Houseparty App in 2020, A1 x J1 have gained unimaginable success at the young age of 16 and 18, not to mention whilst doing so in the unprecedented circumstances of a pandemic, and school. It’s been a whirlwind year for the 16 and 18-year-old, who, in the short time they’ve known each other, have pulled off the impossible.