Archive for October, 2016

October 31, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Scorcherslife @TheCocoUK @Snow667 @donaeo @TheBugzyMalone

Scorcher ft. Mercston & Ghetts – 99 Riddim (My Ting)

Three of the original The Movement members unite for Scorchers new hard track ’99 Riddim’ (My Ting). Mercston & Ghetts join him and they all come together for the brand new visuals which adds to the nostalgic beat produced by Scholar, combining a retro feel with a fresh one. 

Coco ft. Shola Ama & Deep Green – Waters Run Deep

Sheffield lyricist Coco has been dropping hit after hit this year and his newest one will show a completely different side to him from his other tracks. ‘Waters Run Deep’ features the beautiful vocals of Shola Ama and fellow Sheffield spitter Deep Green. It shows a warmer, deeper side to Coco and proves he can experiment with different styles and flavours, resulting in super cool tracks. He’ll be ending the year in style with his brand new mysterious, reality track that you will fall in love with.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2cNUPO6ajp0rCfbEfLUnER

Snowy – Do’s/ Donts

Nottingham MC Snowy’s work rate is impeccable and for this track he joins up with Leicester producer Massappeals for ‘Do’s & Donts’ who creates Snowy a minimal but hard track. Its taken from their collaborative EP ‘Hater Behaviour’ which is out now. Listen to the bass heavy track linked with Snowy’s catchy, merky and provocative lyrics.

Donae’O – Black ft JME & Dizzee Rascal

What a tune! Donae’O drops his new one ‘Black’ featuring two heavyweight Grime MC’s JME & Dizzee Rascal where they all talk about why their favourite colour to wear is black.

Bugzy Malone – Mad

Ahead of Bugzy Malone’s two week tour, he has released a brand new single titled ‘Mad’ produced by Swifta Beater. Bugzy raps about his clothing line with JD sports, chart success and more.

October 24, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap: @tweet_mist @MicRighteous @reekzmb @scribz6ix7even @SKEAMEROJB @ClueOfficial

Mist – ‘Ain’t The Same’

Birmingham rapper Mist really killed it with the video for his new track, ‘Ain’t The Same’. Filmed in Dubai, it shows Mist living life on a boat, being given gold chains by a Sheikh, driving sports cars, and generally living it up. It’s really setting the levels in all senses – production wise (s/o Steel Banglez), the video, and of course Mist’s bars. Mist has built up his credentials this past year and is stepping it up with every release. His ability to connect and tell his life through his bars is what has gained him many fans.

Ice City Boyz – ‘All Out’

Church Road’s Ice City Boyz have followed up ‘Pressure’ with brand new cut ‘All Out’. Each and every one of them goes in hard over the dark production, with twinkling keys prowling over the beat. They take it to the streets for the video, which shows them with bottles, and getting harassed by the feds. This is six minutes of straight heat from the crew, who are set to do some serious damage in the UK Rap scene.

Mic Righteous – ‘Honour Mic’

In the lead up to the release of his Dreamland album, Margate rapper Mic Righteous delivers another stellar visual from it. ‘Honour Mic’ shows Mic in a pensive frame of mind, delivering real bars with a passionate delivery, something he’s well known for. The haunting hip-hop beat allows him to flow with power and intelligence – taking us through different subject matters such as other rappers and the music industry. “Do what you can I do what I like, too many begs on too many hypes, too many threats when nobody dies, not enough fist fights too many knives, too many skets telling too many lies, too many too many times.” Mic kills it with his flow, switching it up from fast-paced bars to more relaxed ones, letting his passion shine through.

Reekz MB ft. LD – ‘No Face’

Reekz MB is joined by 67’s LD for hard new street banger ‘No Face’. The track fits them both perfectly because if you’re a fan of UK rap you will know they both cover their faces, with LD wearing a silver mask, and Reekz covering his with a black one.

The two masked, South London rappers discuss the police, beef, grinding and more. The video shows them with a whole crew out on the block at night. We even see some nuns running around, misbehaving with masks on and blowing up a car. Reekz shows off his wordplay with bars such as, “Man a turn thriller, Jackson, man hit him up like Pac did.” LD brings his hard flow to the end of the track: “I raise my mash on the streets and I’ve kicked mans head in with Reeks. I don’t know about peace, I’m a real chef, I pepper my beef.” These two know how to make a banger together.

Skeamer & Clue – ‘Run Up’

This is a heavy track straight out of South London courtesy of Skeamer and Clue who are representing the OJB crew. The streets at night are the perfect setting for this underground banger, where they both talk about the realities of their life, pagans, beef, and trapping. The ominous beat with its chime lurking throughout gives it a sinister and menacing feel, which gives way for their bars to match. Skeamer spits, “Love me or hate me, there still gonna rate me, death to the two face, death to the pagans, you can’t beef with the mandem.” Whilst Clue goes in, “Came to the block with Skeams, duck man down might burst them, I put n****s in check, check my scoreboard, deep in the trap you can tell it’s a trap when you walk on the floorboards.” The duo definitely need to keep making tracks together as this is straight fire!

October 17, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @bignarstie @DoubleSmusician @SafoneMadone @Jammz @TODDLAT

Big Narstie – BDL Skank

Big Narstie drops the video to his future Grime anthem ‘BDL Skank’ where he gets things tropical. Watch the lively video where Narstie himself shows you how to do the dance. Big Narstie also launched his ‘Base Invaders’ game on Friday where it headed straight to No.1 in the app charts.

Double S – Yana Darg

Double S represents Grime in a perfect way capturing it’s spirit and true form, and his new track ‘Yana Darg’ is an example of this. Produced by The Heavytrackerz, Double S spits over a thundering beat like an experienced mic controller that he is.

Safone – Heard Of

Safone goes in hard with his new track ‘Heard Of’ where we see him at a car impound. His skippy flow complements the pace of the beat well, as he talks about how he has Grime that “No one else ain’t heard of…”

Jammz ft Scott Garcia – It’s A London Thing

Scott Garcia released ‘It’s A London Thing’ back in 1997 with MC Styles, and has sampled it for his tune of the same name with Jammz. The bass heavy production lends way for Jammz to spit his commentary about London, whilst the video gives a outlook of some different scenarios.

Toddla T Meets Andrea Martin ft. Silkki Wonda – Always

Toddla T warms up our autumn with this bittersweet brand new track, now with the accompanying video for “Always”. To launch his Steeze label, he teams up with Andrea Martin an R&B icon who is responsible for writing many R&B classics such as En Vogue’s ‘Don’t Let Go’ and Silkki Wonda who brings the patois, making this a chilled out reggae tune.

October 3, 2016

The Sounds of UK Rap: @ClueOfficial @ArdAdz @OfficialGiggs @Sneakbo @S_Wavey @SkeamberOJB @SkoreBeezy

Skeamer x Skore Beezy

Two of the OJB crew (Official Junction Crew) – that’s Clapham Junction for those of you who don’t know – link up for ‘Balance’. An Afrobeats-influenced instrumental sets the tone for their track, with the whole hood out with drinks in their hand for the video. Skeamer comes in first with lyrics about where he’s from, his upbringing and his struggle: “They wanna know my story, they want the beef they want the war they want the glory.”

Skore Beezy then steps up with strong, elevating bars coupled with his solid, passionate and perfectly executed delivery. The two then go back-to-back with their bars after the hook, complementing each other’s flows extremely well. This is how you make a collaborative UK Rap track.

Sneakbo and S Wavey

South London rappers Sneakbo and S Wavey give us one for the streets in their collaborative new track ‘Aigons’. The pair drop some heavy-duty bars over a powerful, marching, beat with Sneakbo repeatedly saying “gang” on the intro and outro, beginning his verse by talking about some real life situations, “Look at the life I’m living, went for the love of the money, I’m sinning. ain’t digging no L’s, I ain’t getting no sleep and winning from the beginning.” It’s directed at people who think he’s changed because of his fame, but this track proves he’s still bringing the heat to the underground as well as commercial landscape.

Giggs

The Landlord himself dropped the video to one of the more ‘party’ tracks from his latest album. The visuals certainly fit the track’s vibe with it being filmed at his own private party, with a bunch of women to keep himself – and Donae’o who features on the track – entertained. Giggs and Donae’o take over London’s arthouse North London cinema Screen On The Green, with Giggs at the entrance running the door and guests such as female rapper Stefflon Don. These two definitely know how to party and put together a very cheeky, rave-ready anthem.

Giggs announced his headline show at the 02 Forum Kentish Town on Friday 11th Nov and you can get tickets here

Clue

The first track we heard from Giggs’ Landlord album was ‘Whippin Excursion’ in July, which has since become a big anthem. South London’s Clue decided to take on the instrumental and re-fix it for ‘Gripping N Swerving’, spitting straight fire of his own, with fresh bars, and a fresh hook, whilst keeping Giggs’ adlibs present throughout the track.

It features Reepz (part of OJB) who comes through on his verse with a fierce and passionate execution that ends the track nicely. Clue’s own delivery and essence is laid-back with heated bars: “You ain’t a ganster, you just a gangsters version. My n****s wicked and bad, 67 man lurking, for a monkey I would tell my little n**** burst it.” Giggs gave the track his approval too, so if the Landlord did, it’s pretty certain that everyone else will follow suit!

Ard Adz

Ard Adz has a special way of bringing emotion to his words, like a true artist reaching out to his listeners. He brings an uplifting message for his new one ‘Worry Less, Smile More’ spitting thought-provoking bars over a harmonious, key-led beat and vocal hook. Adz talks us through some honest thoughts he has, coupled with his journey in life and what he wishes for the future, “sinning but I’m winning this s**t isn’t funny though, pray for me. If I told you that I’m coming would you wait for me? I hope the angels tell the Lord to hold the gates for me. I been on my grind but aint made it out this hood yet, my sons getting older can’t be following my footsteps.”