Lady Lykez the confident, edgy and talented rapper is back to present her skill, as a cultured lyricist, on brand new track, Rosa Parks. Released via CTRL Records and co-produced by Lady Lykez, Rosa Parks has a heavy, bass-filled Hip-Hop beat featuring classic old school synths. Topped off with her vocals on the hook and the verses, the track has the appeal of a future classic and is intentionally released during Black History Month as a nod to one of Lady Lykez’s key inspirational figures.
Sneakbo is back with another banger, dropping the video to Her Name with L Marshall providing an awesome hook. This afro beats infused track is produced by Ill Blu and is set to be another club/radio smash.
Colours drops the visuals to Suffer off his Wheres My Money Reloaded mixtape which was released this Summer. The track talks about struggling and features the vocals of Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian.
I don’t think many weeks have gone by without me mentioning these guys names over the past few months, and it was only over a week ago they won best newcomers at the MOBO’s. Even bigger news for them this week; Krept & Konan announced on Wednesday (23) that they had officially signed a deal with Virgin EMI.
Krept said via Twitter: “We will always be Krept & Konan and I’m glad we have a major label willing support us for what WE do that don’t want us to change.”
North London rapper Young Spray who has been in the game for around a decade took to Link-Up TV to hit us with some hard street bars for his second ‘Behind Barz’. It also got a lot of people talking on whether he was taking a direct shot at Mashtown’s J Spades.
“I’m that rapper that has never ever gave man fades, more like I gave man spades to bury their friend.”
One of the UK’s most promising emcee’s dropped the first video ‘Testing The Water’ from his forthcoming EP of the same name due in January 2014. Blizzard from Manchester let us into his thoughts for this deep track, also showing us he is a well-rounded artists by playing the piano, singing and also producing the track.
Another young rapper from Manchester put out a video for us last week. This one is from Geko who put out a freestyle video for track ‘Working’ which discusses some life experiences and what he sees around him. Look out for more in the coming months from Geko.
We know Dru Blu’s been hard at work in the studio as he is due to drop his ‘Double or Nothing’ street album soon which sees features from Stylo G, Fekky, Davinche and more. Warming us up for the release and perhaps showing us one of his impressive tracks off the album, Dru dropped the video to ‘Game Changer’, featuring and produced by the talented Dot Rotten. I can’t wait to hear what else Dru has in store for us.
Dru Blu unleashes a track taken from his forthcoming Double or Nothing street album. The first track to be heard from it is Game Changer produced and featuring Dot Rotten who has managed to cook up a storm for Dru in the lab.
Two grime legends meet for this track. Wiley drops the audio to Drive By featuring Flirta D who as goes in with his sound effects which he is known for. This track is set to be a future classic.
The MOBO’s returned to Glasgow for their 18th year and we had some commendable winners. On Saturday we saw a duo that have kept a lot of people talking this year and had huge achievements winning best newcomers, well done to Krept & Konan for their award it was truly deserved. The best male award went to the Godfather of Grime, Wiley who this year dropped an album and too many tracks to name showing his incredible work rate. Best hip hop/grime went to Tinie Tempah who will be releasing his ‘Demonstration’ album very soon.
Speaking of Krept & Konan last week they dropped the video to one of their bangers off the ‘Young Kingz’ mixtape. ‘Young N Reckless’ features North London emcee Chip. They recently performed a sold out show in the 02 Islington Academy and have another nearly sold out show coming up in December.
Chip returned to LA to continue work on his third studio album. The first day he was back he put on Instagram a picture of himself with Busta Rhymes. Maybe we can expect collaboration there. Chip’s always kept himself in the public eye, whether it’s freestyles, his tracks, collaborations or through other paths he knows how to keep his name relevant. On Friday he showed us his take on Drake’s ‘Pound Cake’ telling people this is he is still growing as an artist and there is more to come.
S.A.S took it down a completely different route to what we normally hear from them as we were introduced to a new track from them ‘Better Than This’. The two brothers Mega and Mayhem took it down a dubstep route with the beat for this track. What do you think?
Lady Lykez made a quick return after her track which tore up the airways ‘I Love My Butt’. ‘Rosa Parks’ is the newest one from the fiery emcee who recently flew to Atlanta to perform at the AC3 Festival representing the Best British talent. She shows off her more cultured side to a woman who inspires her and shows off her skippy flow for this edgy track.
P Money dropped a banger last week titled ‘Round The Clock’. A hip-hop beat overlaid with metal comes from Loadstar, with P’s familiar voice giving a warning, “If you want it you can get it / But be careful when you get it”. As usual he rides the beat effortlessly in true P Money style.
Manchester rapper Geko who is part of the USG family drops a new freestyle video titled Working, talking through a variety of subjects mainly his life experiences and what he sees happening around him.
Krept & Konan have been having a lot to celebrate over the past months. From getting in the Top 20 Official Charts with there mixtape ‘Young Kingz‘ to winning Best Newcomers at the MOBO’s.
Yesterday on Twitter Krept said, “GOT A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE TOMORROW!!!!” We all knew it was going to be something massive!
Krept said of the news, “We will always be Krept & Konan and i’m glad we have a major label willing support us for what WE do that dont want us to change :)”
Congratulations have already flooded in from Mistajam, Sway, Maxsta Mz Bratt and more. Well done guys!
Blizzard announced news that his 7 track EP will be released in January 2014, with the Manchester artist dropping the first track to be heard from it Testing The Water, also the title of the EP. Blizzard really opens up on this track and tells us what he’s thinking in this deep track.