MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I headed down to venue Under The Bridge in Fulham last Thursday to watch Tinchy Stryder’s one man show. Considering we haven’t heard that much from Tinchy recently, his supporters came out in full force to watch him, letting him know they weren’t going anywhere whist they wait for his new album ‘Full Tank’ to be released soon…

I hit Scala on Saturday night for Harry Shotta’s birthday bash. It was a night to remember as artists from Skibadee to Flirta D took to the stage and got the crowd hyped up. If you didn’t go, you missed out!

Awards season has fallen upon us once again and this year we saw the MOBO’s being held in Liverpool on Saturday. Sadly I didn’t make it down, but Plan B deservedly won Best Hip Hop/Grime Act as well as Best Male.

The Urban Music Awards nominees have also been released, with Sneakbo up against Dot RottenSmiler and Maxsta in the Best Newcomer category. Best Male Artist sees Sneakbo, Smiler and Maxsta nominated again, this time up against Wiley and Devlin amongst others.

Best Hip-Hop nominees went to Professor Green, Plan B, Maxsta, Dizzee RascalSway and Lady Leshurr – this category has definitely got some tough competition. Klashnekoff’s ‘FTLT’ album is up against Plan B’s ‘Ill Manor’s and Krept & Konan are nominated alongside Clement Marfo + The Frontline and Rizzle Kicks for Best Group.

Mic Righteous brought us the 13th segment of GRM Daily’s new Daily Duppy’s series last Monday, spitting some honest bars. A few days later he then told us the ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ in his brand new hard-hitting track produced by Red Skull Beats; he also released the accompanying video where we see him getting stabbed.

Speaking of deep videos, Youngs Teflon told the story of ‘Mellisa’ through a new video, showing a harsh love story which ends in the worst way possible.

Benny Banks premiered his new track ‘Trouble’ last week which samples late singer Amy Winehouse. The video was also released and sees Banks and his team in Amsterdam.

East London producer Steel Banglez met with longtime collaborator Cashtastic for his brand new track ‘Wafey’ which also features rapper Margs. The video dropped last night so make sure you check out this banger.

Charlie Sloth made Joe Grind and Steelo’s new track ‘Obstacles’ No.2 on the hood heat chart of his hip-hop show. This will be on the pair’s forthcoming collaborative album ‘Steel Grinding’, so make sure you look out for that when it drops.

Until next time!

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