Posts tagged ‘Dru Blu’

July 9, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

 

We’ve been hearing a lot from the Disturbing LDN and Parlophone rapper G Frsh as of late, as he gets us ready for his forthcoming EP ‘Alfie’; slated for an August release. He gave fans a present in the form of a free download for new track ‘The Hardest Part’ which of course sees G hitting us with some hard bars, and Sonny Reeves (also signed to Disturbing LDN) providing him with the vocals over a laid back beat.

Fresh from his ‘Lost Soul’ mixtape release, North London’s Coops keeps the work rate levels high and drops another visual from the tape ‘Rap Masterclass’ which seems to be set in Amsterdam. Produced by Talos, this is another banger with an old school hip hop vibe from a very talented and rising lyricist that a lot of people are calling one to watch. Coops matches laid back flows and beats to deliver us something special.

Now if you haven’t heard of Potter Payper, honestly I don’t know where you have been. Fresh from his incarceration, he is back to tear the streets apart as he shows why he is one is one of the most respected MC’s as he takes to Charlie Sloth’s studio to give him a Fire In The Booth. His wordplay and flow is exceptional, and this is the standard other rappers need to be looking too. From Drake’s‘0-100’ to Robin Shulz remix of ‘Waves’ instrumentals, he keeps the levels high.

Blue Borough’s (Lewisham) Dru Blu takes a totally British phrase ‘Let’s Avit’ which is commonly used at football matches or by people to mean ‘let’s have a good time’ in excitement as the name for his new track. Great to see UK artists capturing their British roots and essence, and Dru entertains too with the visuals for the track. Nice work!

Big congratulations are also in order for Krept & Konan who flew out to LA for the BET Awards 2014and bagged the award for Best International Act: UK. They beat Dizzee Rascal, Ghetts, Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora and Laura Mvula.

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July 4, 2014

Dru Blu (@DonDruBlu) – Let’s Avit [Music Video]

Dru Blu releases a rather humorous track and video with a hard delivery making it a great watch. Check out Let’s Avit now.

 

 

March 10, 2014

Dru Blu (@DonDruBlu) – She Loves Me / Love Song [Music Video]

Dru Blu shares a video with us She Loves Me/Love Song, from his recently released Bad Romance EP which he dropped on Valentines day.

 

February 18, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

There was loads of new music in from the world of UK rap and grime this week. Let’s kick it off with some Valentine’s specials, as there were a quite a few people in the romantic mood. First up was a special Valentines treat on Feb 14 from Dru Blu as he showed his gentler side for his three track EP release ‘Bad Romance’ which is available to buy on iTunes now.

Peckham’s Snap Capone keeps things rolling in 2014 after his much talked about mixtape ‘The Memoir’ which was released in Dec 2013. I was very interested to hear his Valentine’s track, where he used Ashanti’s ‘Foolish’ instrumental to spit some love/lust influenced bars.

Stormyz is one to really keep an eye on, and I loved his video he dropped on Valentine’s day for the ladies. ‘All That Matterz’ uses Justin Bieber’s instrumental and his flow is so fluid and effortless, with his content showing maturity. This is such a big track and one to definitely add to the playlist.

Off the Valentines subject now and moving on to some other great releases this week which saw Shak Corleone record some bars over the ‘Pound Cake’ instrumental. He was asked by his friend R.A who is currently incarcerated to record it, even though many others have done it already. He did do it proper, it’s one of the hardest ones I’ve heard.

This is a massive collaborative track that dropped last week which saw the band Sir Apollo record with producer/rapper Ayo Beatz and lyricists Sho ShallowArd Adz and Maxsta. Lead singer Khuddus takes care of the hook for ‘Appreciated’ with Ayo Beatz coming in with the first verse with all the artists talking through what it means to be valued and understood.

Lil Nasty reps East London for his second single off his EP ‘Nasty Piece Of Work’. ‘My Town’ is produced by Teddy and features Griminal. He talks about making ‘that music money’ which he should as he has been putting in a lot of work recently, along with starting his new label Bassheads and more.

DJ Cameo and the Future Grime Music crew are back with the visual for ‘Moonwalker’ which sees Kozzie, Scrufizzer, Saskilla, Jamkay, Brotherhood, Drifer, Dusky and Bookie all spit some solid grime bars, each with their signature flows and gritty lyrics for a fresh new take on grime that’s commercially viable.

January 10, 2014

Krept & Konan Dont Waste My Time Remix Ft Dru Blu (@DonDruBlu) [Audio]

Dru Blu switches it up for his version of Krept & Konan’s Don’t Waste My Time – “Play Dirty and Hit Em With The Blue Steel”.

 

January 8, 2014

Dru Blu (@DonDruBlu) – Probably (Feat. Shanie) [Music Video]

Dru Blu released his street album D.O.N (Double Or Nothing) last year. He kicks off 2014 releasing a visual from there Probably featuring Shanie and produced by Davinche.

 

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.”

October 29, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

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, FekkyDavinche 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.

October 27, 2013

Dru Blu ft Dot Rotten – Game Changer [Music Video]

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.