Posts tagged ‘Double Or Nothing’

December 10, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Last week I attended Lil Nasty’s ‘Nasty Piece Of Work’ EP launch at Silk Club in Camden. The EP itself will be available to buy on iTunes on December 16. Lil Nasty, Flirta D and Jammer performed for us on the night.

On the subject of grime last week saw a few of the Lord Of The Mics hype sessions being released including the ‘headline’ clash between Lil Nasty and Maxsta. We also saw Grimmy and Grim Sickers, D2 and Eyez, Proton and Realz, Lil Choppa and Zeo’s hype sessions. More should be dropping next week.

Two of the finest South London rising rappers Dru Blu and Fekky came together for a collaboration on Dru Blu’s recent album ‘Double Or Nothing’.  Last week they released the video to this banger which sees Dru delivering some of his hardest bars and Fekky’s classic ad libs.

I talked about the release of Murda’s mixtape ‘A Brick From The Block’ a few weeks ago so if you missed that and want to see what he’s about go and get that now. Last week he also dropped a video from the tape titled ‘Murda’ where he talks through his experiences for this street track.

Next up we have more artists from South London, an area that’s always been strong in the UK rap game. Brixton’s DVS, Syikes and Naja (Mr Sozah) headed down to Westwood’s crib to showcase some new fiery hot bars for this outstanding freestyle.

More fire from Brixton this one called the ‘A Town Line Up’ and sees C1z (A Money and Lil Trev), Sneakbo, Lil Shak, Ribbz, Mr Sozah, Crazy, Feel Fr33 and more. The ten minute track sees them all spitting some hardcore bars on this ten minute long track. Make sure you go and check out this talent from Angel Town.

Musically he’s been quiet for a little while now not having released any tracks of his own. Last week Ex from USG took to Twitter to release two unheard tracks on his Soundcloud ‘Stack It To The Loft’ and ‘Wonderin’. We will probably see these two tracks on his forthcoming mixtape ‘The Ex Files’ which should be out this month.

November 12, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Last week The Wrap Up headed down to the Fedz movie premiere at the Genesis Cinema in East London. The independent British film based on a policeman who resigns from the force after suspicions of corruption, instead investigates a terrorist group who have released a virus. The film has recognizable faces including Dexter Fletcher and Ashley Walters and the soundtrack is pure UK hip hop featuring music from Squingy, K Koke, DVS, J Spades, Ex, Joe Black, Logic and many more. The afterparty saw live performances from the USG team also joining them were South London’s Sho Shallow and Ard Adz.

Speaking of USG, they were in the studio last night with StayFresh. This joining of the West Midlands grime collective with the North West London rap collective means we will be hearing something epic very soon. Despa from the Stayfresh crew last night tweeted “That studio session was h’immense big up @kkokeusg @SquingyUSG the rest of USG & all my @stayfreshtweets homies.”

Peak has been a bit quiet recently, I hope this is because he’s been hard at work in the studio creating something good for us. Last week he dropped a ‘Penthouse’ freestyle video showing why he has a lot of potential to go far. Make sure you check that out.

Peak also dropped a ‘Pound Cake’ freestyle for the Rap City Back2Rap freestyle series. They talk about everything from the music scene to women telling truths in their bars.

Another South London collective STP released the video ‘Bout To Blow’. This one comes from Mitch featuring Leaanneah Lauren and Windy Music’s Sho Shallow as they spit some inspirational bars and how they’ll keep going to reach their dreams. This track can be found on The STP 2 mixtape available for free download.

Moving over to North London, Islington we saw three artists from there drop a track a together.Face and Squeeks provided the bars for ‘They Think We Made It’ joined by Frostie who delivered the hook. The track is produced by Westy and Weezy Brown.

If you haven’t already make sure you go and buy Dru Blu’s street album ‘Double Or Nothing’. On a recent interview he explained the name behind it.

“Everyone knows me as Don Strapzy Don Dru Blu everyone calls me Donny anyway so D.O.N just gave it an acronym.. ‘Double Or Nothing’ that’s how we live anyway. We put everything into this so it’s either doubling it or man’s lost everything.”