Archive for February, 2017

February 26, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @stefflondon @Skepta @officialdpower @bignarstie @BigTobzsf

Stefflon Don – 16 Shots

Stefflon Don drops another visual off her recently released highly-rated mixtape ‘Real Ting’. She heads to Jamaica to save her mother in the video self-directed by the Don herself alongside Luke Biggins. ’16 Shots’ showcases her Jamaican roots with a dancehall-style beat and patois tinged lyrics.

Skepta – No Security 

Skepta dropped this track last year on Halloween and now we get the slick new video to match the greazy track along with a brand new verse too. Skepta fires shots at his enemies whilst taking on different outfit changes and different visual shots going between him and his crew dancing in a room with plaques on the wall, Skeppy on a table with men clad in suits and much more. Check it out for yourself.

D Power ft. Footsie – Shelly

D Power and Footsie, two Grime scene veterans join for a track trading bars about being two of the scenes top spitters. D Power says, “‘Shelly’ is about having the hardest lyrics and being able to last ANY clash, but also having bars that can buss up a club! That’s our aim for this track right here.” Produced also by Footsie, the two take to derelict settings for the video which you can watch below.

Big Narstie – They Don’t Know ft. Xaviour

Brixton emcee Big Narstie shows off his softer side on his brand new single ‘They Don’t Know’ ft. Xaviour taken from his forthcoming album release this Summer. Grime’s unofficial king of comedy shows he really can get deep and bear his soul to us, which is different to the man we normally see also demonstrating his lyrical talent.

Big Tobz ft. Cadet, TE dness, Not3s – Addison Lee Remix

Not3s track ‘Addison Lee’ was so popular that three wicked rappers have decided to come together for a remix, continuing the heat on this track. Big Tobz, Cadet and TE dness join to throw down some fire, mischievous lyrics, mashing up this huge new remix.

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February 20, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @CapoLee100 @SIRSPYRO @officalAvelino @thisNAO @TheBugzyMalone @OfficialNolay

Capo Lee & Sir Spyro – Tekkers

Capo Lee and Sir Spyro unleash the second single ‘Tekkers’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Stop Talk’. Spyro provides a bassline, heavy instrumental for Capo Lee to spray down some fire, original bars.

Avelino (feat. Stormzy & Skepta) – Energy

#NoBadEnergy – that’s the mantra to this track and a good one it is. Avelino comes in first staking claim to the track with his lyrical dexterity and trademark flow, with features from Grime heavyweights Stormzy and Skepta. They roll around North London with cameos from Wretch 32 and Big Tobz in a cinema style visual.

NAO – In the Morning

This is my favourite track off Nao’s debut album ‘For All We Know’, and I’m so pleased she accompanied the track with visuals as the shadowy electronics match it perfectly.

Bugzy Malone – Aggy Wid It

Manchester born Bugzy Malons returns to 2017 with a brand new single ‘Aggy Wid It,’ full of aggressive bars, taking shots at people that are copying his style. This is the perfect way for Bugzy to start the year as he means to go on.

NoLay – Dancing With The Devil

NoLay tackles the serious issue of domestic abuse in a relationship for her new track which is lifted from her upcoming LP Release. The lyrics and video are powerful and hard-hitting and shows the seriousness behind it and thinking a partner can change.

 

February 13, 2017

The Sounds Of UK Rap @Nines1ace @jhus @Santandave1 @A2Artist @ClueOfficial @SeeJay100Music

Nines ft. J Hus – High Roller

North West London rapper Nines who recently has signed a deal with XL Records has just released the track listing for his long-awaited album ‘One Foot Out’, and I couldn’t be happier having been a fan of Nines for years. He dropped the tracklisting on his Instagram, which included some hot features such as Akala, Tiggs Da Author and more.

Before this though Nines unleashed his first visual taken from the album and the first single ‘High Roller’ ft. J Hus. It gives a glimpse into the lives of the artists from where they have come from to where they are now and are headed; from riding behind the wheels of flash cars to estates and fancy flats and dark streets, and getting fitted for suits.

Clue – Game Over

Clue’s work rate is mad and second to none right now, as he keeps dropping video after video. The distinctive-voiced, South London rapper has a message for anyone going up against him this year, it will be ‘Game Over.’ This is another one for the streets and sees him going hard over a sinister beat produced by 5ive & Mazza, fitting his menacing lyrics perfectly, “Don’t watch me watch the man on your shoulder. Keep your name out my mouth like an ulcer.” Clue’s flow is now perfected and he’s ready to take the UK Rap world by charge with his rawness and ability to tell real life stories through his lyrics. His forthcoming E.P ‘Return Of The Ghost’ (out in May) will hopefully catapult him into success which he deserves.

SeeJay100 ft. TE DNESS – Pretty Girls

SeeJay100 has been making quite a name for himself in the UK Rap scene with his run of bangers and working with the likes of highly-rated MC’s such as Cadet, Big Tobz, Bonkaz and Stormzy. Now he joins forces with one of the hottest underground rappers of the moment TE DNESS for ‘Pretty Girls.’ It’s a sharp, infectious track coupled with a catchy hook, with the two rappers spitting their way through about their love for females. This is just the start of 2017 for Seejay100 though as he already has his new single to follow up this track with, and I believe that he will be marking a mark this year.

Dave & J Hus – Samantha

Both these artists are representing the underground scene tremendously right now, and this collaboration proves why they are the UK’s brightest artists about at the moment. ‘Samantha’ shows off Dave’s skills not only as a lyrical don, but also on the keys on this melodic track produced by Jae5. The introduction to the video changes from cups of tea, to books, lights, a church, and to an estate, leaving the aesthesis to contrast yet coincide at the same time. It’s a cocky track from Dave and J Hus, but why shouldn’t it be? Dave raps, “We sent your man to the shop, what do you mean? He ain’t ever made it rain, your man is a fraud, your boyfriend’s living a lie, you’re kind of like Rachel Zane.” He’s definitely mixing gentlemen with gangster.

A2 – Lowest Key

Taken from his ‘More Sleep 2’ EP out on Dec 16, A2 keeps things popping with his brand new visuals to ‘Lowest Key’ taking us on quite a trippy journey as we enter into his world. As you press play you move between a hotel room, a train journey and him walking at night with bright lights ahead. The track itself is mysterious and moody and this is reflected in the dark visuals. The vibe is laid-back and hazy and switches between A2 signing and rapping, “You say you’re into energies and planets, I’m still tryna find a balance, and you think the solar systems got the answers. I can rule the world it ain’t a challenge, trust me baby I can manage.” The lyrics like the video leave us in a kind of meditative, surreal state.

February 6, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Grimsickers1 @CapoLee100 @SIRSPYRO @DDoubleE7 @DevlinOfficial

Grim Sickers ft. JME – Kane

Grim Sickers has been building the respect of his peers in the game since appearing on LOTM V, and it’s no wonder why as he is hard working and lyrically his bars are effortless and very distinctive. He dropped the video to his new remix to track ‘Kane’ this week which features BBK’s JME and is produced by Swifta Beater. Mike Skinner & Despa have picked up on the track and have signed it to their new label.

Capo Lee & Sir Spyro – Stop Talk

Capo Lee and legendary Grime producer Sir Spyro have come together for a collaborative E.P ‘Stop Talk’ and this is the first video to be released from the project. Capo Lee sprays some heavy duty bars telling certain people to just stop talking and put their words into actions. The full E.P will be out 24th Feb.

D Double E – How I Like It

He’s a legend when it comes to Grime music and last week he not only announced his first headline show at the 02 Islington Academy, but also dropped a brand new single ‘How I Like It.’ It’s got his trademark adlibs along with fresh bars and a clean video.

Devlin ft Maverick Sabre – Blow Your Mind

Devlin unleashes the video for his brand new single featuring the soulful voice of Maverick Sabre. Devlin shows off his magnificent wordplay and double time bars on this track. The track will be on on his forthcoming album ‘The Devil In’ (out Feb 10th).