Posts tagged ‘Ard Adz’

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.”

March 3, 2015

Pixie’s Tracks Of The Week (@Skepta) (@Footsie) (@Sneakbo) (@ArdAdz) (@ShoShallow) (@_BushObama )

From last week here are the 5 best tracks, which of course includes Skepta’s ‘Shutdown’ and Sneakbo’s mixtape ‘JetSkiWave 2’ with both releases shutting the internet down …

 Skepta – Shutdown

Of course this has to be the biggest track from last week. With pretty much no lead up to it, Skepta premiered his brand new track ‘Shutdown’ on The Fader. His name has the biggest hype around it at the moment, from shows in New York to joining Kanye West on stage with other Grime artists at the Brits, and now reportedly working with Kanye in the studio. This will be on his forthcoming ‘Konnichiwa’ album where we can expect bigger and better music still to come.

Footsie – Straight Loco

Another Grime don is next up and that is Footsie from the Newham Generals, who released this track as a solo one. ‘Straight Loco’ brings a hard, Grime beat produced by G Jones allowing Footsie to flow in his style known to most Grime heads. This is the 2nd release from his forthcoming project, so keep your eyes and ears locked…

Sneakbo – Rap Like Dat ft Grizzy & Frass

So Sneakbo dropped his ‘JetSkiWave 2’ mixtape on Saturday hosted by the veteran US DJ Whoo Kid and setting the internet alight with it also trending on Twitter. This tape saw fans in the likes of Wretch 32, Chip, Krept and more all tweeting it. ‘Rap Like Dat’ video also dropped a few days before from the tape warming up his fans for the full 22 track tape. Watch the video below and download the mixtape by clicking here

Ard Adz & Sho Shallow ft Jaja Soze – Thoughts

Haven’t heard much from Brixton’s Ard Adz & Sho Shallow from a while, but the two rappers return with this one featuring PDC’s Jaja Soze for ‘Thoughts’. This is an emotive, deep track with all three spitting a verse each about the streets in Brixton where they are all from and their life experiences. They all complete each other with their varied deliveries but similar subjects.

Bush ft Benny Banks – Own Path

Bush is a rapper that’s new to my ears. I came across him after the release of his debut mixtape ‘Driven 2 Success’ which dropped on 23rd February. ‘Own Path’ is the 3rd video release from the project and sees him dropping some motivational bars over a melodic beat. Benny Banks drops a hard verse for Bush’s track adding more inspiration to the track. These two make a sick team! Download Bush – Driven 2 Success by clicking here

 

August 6, 2014

Ard Adz (@ArdAdz) & Sho Shallow (@ShoShallow) – Not Forgotten [Music Video]

Ard Adz and Sho Shallow return from a short hiatus with new video Not Forgotten. These two are a duo that always put out good music, so it’s good to see them back doing what they do best.

 

 

February 24, 2014

Ard Adz (@ArdAdz) & Sho Shallow (@ShoShallow) ft STP (Cass, Mitch & Timbo) – Moving on [Music Video]

Ard Adz and Sho Shallow drop the video to Moving On one of their bangers off their Salute Me Or Shoot Me vol.2 mixtape featuring Cass, Mitch and Timbo from STP.

 

February 16, 2014

Ayo Beatz (@AYO_BEATZ) x Ard adz (@ArdAdz) & Sho Shallow (@ShoShallow) ft Sir Apollo (@sirapollomusic ), Maxsta (@itsMaxsta)- Appreciated [Music Video]

Big collaborative track with verses from Ayo Beatz, Sho Shallow, Ard Adz, and Maxsta and Sir Apollo on the hook, Appreciated.

 

January 13, 2014

Exo (@exUSG) – The Best Of Exo Vol.1 [Free Mixtape]

Exo releases a free mixtape for us The Best Of Exo Vol.1, with 18 solid tracks giving us a mixture of his best tracks with features including DVS, Scorcher, Young Mad B, Ard Adz and Sho Shallow and more.

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Download Exo – The Best Of Exo Vol. 1 here

January 5, 2014

DVS (@TheRealDVS) Reveals Official Track List for London Boy American Dreaming Mixtape [News]

This is a mixtape that a lot of people have been waiting for and it sounds like London Boy American Dreaming is going to be worth the wait. DVS releases the tracklisting with some big features including Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Sneakbo, Youngs Teflon, Wretch 32, Young Spray, Krept & Konan, Squeeks, Joe Black, G Frsh, J Spades, Margs, Syikes and more. With DVS being one of the best the UK has to offer and with these colloborations also including the most highly rated rappers this is definitely going to be a mixtape not to miss out on. He has confirmed it will be dropping on 13th January which is 2 days after my birthday so looks like I’ll be getting a late present 😉

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January 5, 2014

Ard Adz (@ArdAdz) & Sho Shallow (@ShoShallow) – Salute Me Or Shoot Me 2 Mixtape [Free Download]

Brixton rap duo Ard Adz and Sho Shallow kick off 2014 with some fire for you all, their new mixtape Salute Me Or Shoot Me 2. This sees the boys put together 20 hot tracks featuring Goldie 1, Jaja Soze, Wholagun, Ayo Beatz & STP. Download the tape for free now below.

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Download Ard Adz & Sho Shallow Salute Me Or Shoot Me 2 here

January 2, 2014

Sho Shallow (@ShoShallow) & Ard Adz (@ArdAdz) – Laugh Out Loud (#LOL) [Music Video]

More music from South London where the UK rap scene is booming. Sho Shallow and Ard Adz kick off the year with new video Laugh Out Loud. This is taken from their forthcoming release Salute Me Or Shoot Me 2 which will be out tonight via Hoodtapes.

 

December 22, 2013

Mastermind (@MastermindMC) ft. Ard Adz (@ArdAdz) – SouthSide [Music Video]

South Manchester rapper Mastermind is joined by Brixton’s Ard Adz for new video SouthSide, check it out below.