MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Myself, The Wrap Up’s editor and the Avit! Clothing crew headed to Leicester this weekend to go to Eskimo Dance at the 02 Academy. The line-up, as with every Eskimo Dance, was an all-star one – Midlands crew StayFresh were the first MCs to spit. WileyBoy Better KnowGhettsTrillaFlirta D and many more also took to the stage. Fekky made a special surprise appearance and closed the show, making it different to any other one I have been to…

MistaJam premiered Krept & Konan’s new track ‘NUMB (I Can’t Feel My Face)’ last week and it was a different sound to the normal from the Play Dirty boys. This is one more for the clubs and could be a potential hit for them.

Benny Banks also went down the club track route with ‘Molly’ and last week we saw him release the video to it. The track is taken off his recently released ‘Patiently Waiting Vol 2’ mixtape.

Propane dropped a video to a track taken off his ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ mixtape. ‘Bill Another One’ is a street banger, featuring Squeeks and Birmingham’s Malik MD7.

Producer Skott Summerz is known for working with some of UK rap’s finest and recently enlisted four heavyweight underground rappers, ReblerDouble SMic Righteous and King Cas for new track ‘Deal Or No Deal’.

Mic Righteous was in hospital last week, leaving people worried about what had happened to him. Luckily he is out and even released a freestyle yesterday to build up the momentum of his ‘Open Mic’ EP. It has already reached No.1 in the iTunes hip-hop/rap album charts and No.8 in the album charts. Remember it’s the launch party tomorrow, so for all of you going I’ll see you there – and if not, come back next week to read what went down.

Check out my interview with Mic Righteous to hear a special exclusive about what’s coming next from him – you’ll catch it on The Wrap Up site later today (Monday 11).

Until next time…

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