Posts tagged ‘Giggs’

January 27, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of the Week @stefflondon @officialstogey @theDanDorito @THEREALGHETTS @abznoproblem17 @YoungestJigga67

Stefflon Don – Real Ting Remix ft. Giggs

Stefflon Don reincarnates her ‘Real Ting’ track released last November by releasing a remix and getting UK Rap don Giggs to jump on the track to add extra flavour to the track. Steff adds an extra verse herself too, giving the track a burst of freshness. Plus there is a wicked video self-directed by Steff herself to go with it.

Danny Dorito x Stogey – Lyrical Skengs

E.B Records, a new independent record label has made a great start to the year with their second release dropping this week, only 3 weeks into the year. ‘Lyrical Skengs’ comes from Nottingham artist Danny Dorito and Eastbourne’s Stogey produced by label mates Audio Slugs for a wicked Grime track full of energy and organic flows and bars.

Ghetts ft Shakka – You Know My Ting

Grime legend Ghetts has created another hit track ‘You Know My Ting’ which will be going off in the clubs. Shakka lends his hand to the chorus adding a different element to the track singing about women. Whilst Ghetts spits bout peng tings, swag and more! What a banger..

New Gen – Money Haffi Mek (ft Stefflon Don & Abra Cadabra)

It’s a New Gen thing next. ‘Money Haffi Mek’ has two of the UK’s hottest and newest rappers on the track Stefflon Don and Abra Cadabra who spit hard bars throughout the track over a trap-led beat. It’s catchy, it’s about making money and it’s going to be an underground banger straight away. The New Gen album is out today as well!

Y.SJ (67) – Loose Screw 

67’s Y.SJ drops a more laid-back, slower track to what we’re normally used to from the 67 crew, and it works well. The beat produced by Carns Hill allows the rapper to show off his lyrical skills on his solo debut track. This will be the 3rd song off the forthcoming mixtape #KylieKendall.

January 13, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @SNOW667 @LethalBizzle @ScorchersLife @Davinche @DevlinOfficial

Snowy – Idris Elba

Nottingham MC Snowy’s workrate is incredible, and he drops a new one for us titled ‘Idris Elba,’ paying homage to someone who is inspirational to him. It’s a strong track full of intelligent bars and witty wordplay from one of this years serious one to watch Grime MC’s.

Lethal Bizzle feat. Giggs & Flowdan – Round Here

Lethal Bizzle releases the first single from his forthcoming album ‘Lennox Rd,’ and it’s a cold one. The Heavytrackerz bring us a instrumental full of drama and suspense whilst Bizzle bring us heavy-duty, aggressive bars, and Giggs well Giggs he definitely shows up some Grime MC’s as he goes innnnnnn on this track whilst Flowdan helps out Bizzle on the hook. This is a banger!

Scorcher – Paranoid

Scorcher brings us a dark & determined track to kick off his 2017 produced by Donaeo’ who also adds some of his recognisable adlibs to the track. It’s full of sinister twists and turns and shows off Scorchers lyrical ability and set of flows he has.

Davinche – Scorcher, Ghetts, Mercston, Mikill Pane and  Sam Sure – Powers

Davinche is set to release his brand new album ‘Powers’ where he had 2 weeks with 32 artists to create this project. The first video is a powerful track from three of Grime’s most influential MC’s Scorcher, Ghetts and Mercston who go back and forth over a dramatic instrumental from Davinche, whilst Mikill Pane intro’s the track with a spoken word delivery.

Devlin – Blow Your Mind ft. Maverick Sabre

Three years on since collaborating, Devlin and Maverick Sabre are back at it making beautiful music. ‘Blow Your Mind’ will be on Devlin’s forthcoming album ‘The Devil In,’ and shows Devlin rap in double time whilst Mavrick Sabre handles the hook soulfully like he does.

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.”

August 16, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @OfficialChip @Novelist @Bonkaz @OfficialGiggs

Chip x Kranium – Style Dat

Chip is gearing up to release his EP ‘Power Up’ in a few weeks, and has begun to drop tracks and visuals off of it to give fans a taster. We see a big collaboration with New York huge Dancehall, Jamaican artist Kranium titled ‘Style Dat’ which brings a more laid-back and soul vibe to Chip’s normally more up-beat vibe.

Novelist – Girl’s Around The World

Lewisham Grime King, Novelist releases a brand new banger for us to enjoy, and not only does he flex his skills as an MC, but also as a producer. It’s a bit of a different vibe from what we’re used to as he get’s a bit romantic on his lyrics, and slows it down for his one and only.

Bonkaz – Contralla Remix

Bonkaz filmed his remix of Drake’s ‘Controlla’ at a Summer BBQ in his ends, giving it the proper vibes and feeling of the track. It’s an empowering track for black women and the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Giggs ft. CasIsDead – 501 (Hollow & Heston)

Giggs brand new album ‘Landlord’ landed at No.2 on the official album charts, and the UK Rap Lord also dropped a visual off of there ‘501 (Hollow & Heston) featuring CasIsDead. It’s definitely a highlight off the album, so check out the video below.

August 14, 2016

The Sounds of UK Rap

Giggs

On August 5th, one of the driving forces behind road rap’s huge rise in popularity released a huge new album titled Landlord, leaving UK rap fans worldwide universally excited. Giggs has maintained the same gritty identity throughout his career and thankfully that hasn’t changed on his new album. Standout tracks include ‘Savage’, ‘The Blow Back’ feat. Stormzy and Dub, and ‘The New S**t’.

Another standout track is ‘501 (Hollow & Heston)’ (feat. CasIsDead), which now has a video. Giggs drops heavy-duty verses, maintaining his UK rap flow over a grime beat: “Landlord, and I’m back, I cut keys, I got tenants.”

The Landlord album is currently sitting nicely at No.2 in the UK album charts which you can buy here

Yungen

Yungen goes in hard and addresses his haters on new track ‘Away Games.’ He addresses one situation in particular whereby a guy is videoed stepping to Yungen in Uxbridge in a threatening manner, resulting in Yungen dropping his Nando’s and making a swift exit. The South London rapper didn’t seem fazed by it, and naturally it’s what most would do in a situation like that, but Yungen clearly wanted to get his point across to everyone. “Man said I ran away and I lost my balls, like I’m supposed to fight hulk and his friends like a fool. It’s cool, I circle back with the gang doe, and the truth is all I’m pissed about is I had to buy back my Nando’s.” He also explains to any haters, “That same night I did a show for 8 racks, have that shit for payback.”

Mic Righteous

Mic Righteous, one of UK’s most fearless rappers, is in pursuit of happiness on his brand new single ‘Survivor’ – the first to be taken from his forthcoming albumDreamland. It comes a week after his third return to Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth, which he tore up once again. Mic takes on a rock-influenced hip-hop beat, telling a tale of faith, determination and overcoming hardships. It’s an inspiring and elevating track. Mic spits in an intense, fast-paced flow throughout with an emotional delivery: “I found you when I was down and out, chasing my tail round and round, I was just about to throw in the towel, I was thinking about bowing out. I doubted your power but I found it now.”

67

Last week, 67 released their brand new track ‘5am Vamping’ and announced news of their forthcoming UK tour in support of their forthcoming Let’s Lurkmixtape. On ‘5am Vamping’, they talk us through road life with menacing sonics: “Bang for my bro / bang for my blood non-stop.” Produced by Carns Hill, it’s catchy and one for the streets and the clubs, something they have become known for: “Vamping 5am with the gang blowing loud on a gang ting, finessing the game like Messi, whenever 67 in the rave manna man blow loud so the club so smelly.”

Pre-order Let’s Lurk over here. Buy tickets to their forthcoming UK tour over here.

Section Boyz

Section Boyz have been busy tearing down festivals recently, but have also made time for the studio as they bring us new track ‘Nosey Neighbours.’ The visuals capture the lyrics perfectly with the guys going about their everyday lives such as pouring cereal and chilling in their garden. They take it in turns to spit their aggressive bars over a rather steady, but ominous beat, allowing the bars, delivery, styles and flows of each member to shine.

June 3, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap @KokeUSG @stefflondon @KojeyRadical @BIGG6IXXX @TE_dness @AdianCoker @DonStrapzy_ @OfficialGiggs

K Koke feat. Stefflon Don – ‘I’m Back Again’

North West London rapper K Koke made his return known to the UK rap game with his new track ‘I’m Back Again’, featuring a hook from one of the UK’s brightest talents, Stefflon Don. Despite his career being held back due to unfortunate circumstances, this talented lyricist is making sure nothing will stop him achieving his goals, and this track definitely reinforces that message. It’s a follow-up to the teaser track ‘Living Isn’t Found’ from Koke, which dropped a few days before, talking through social, political and personal issues. These two tracks definitely show us that he has had a lot to think about and is in a reflective state of mind, which will make his comeback stronger, as he is presenting issues that people can relate to. ‘I’m Back Again’ though is more personal for him as he raps about issues holding his music career back: “No nights off, I’m grinding like I’m supposed to fam, sliding from the sirens tryna find us in their police van.”

Kojey Radical – ‘Footsteps’

Kojey Radical delivers a stunning new visual for his track ‘Footsteps’, from his recently released EP 23 Winters. The dark video shows Kojey battling demons as he talks us through personal struggles, “I was out here trying to make a penny out this hardship,” whilst we see him with a bottle of Hennessey and clips of him in an emotional state. His delivery is also emotionally charged and full of passion as he talks us through a story of the music industry, his parents, and the struggles he sees around him personally. Kojey says of the track, “‘Footsteps’ is a visual depiction of what it’s like to battle with self-doubt within an industry designed to pigeon-hole and categorise. A struggle that becomes more apparent as I grow as an artist and as a thinker.” It’s a great blend of poetry and rap.

Big 6ix ft TE dness – ‘Are You Mad’

Big 6ix enlists another 6 Figure Music artist TE dness for ‘Are You Mad’, where the two spit fire over a hard, trap beat. Big 6ix has worked as an engineer on tracks for the likes of C Biz and Stormzy, and both artists have a reputation in the scene for delivering quality music. ‘Are You Mad’ brings a lulling, almost ghostly beat as the introduction, which turns into an ominous, trap beat as Big 6ix delivers confident, street bars with a solid, fierce delivery as he spits on the hook, “the realist is back, was a King in the trap, just to be a King in this rap, bruv are you made, Imma put this ting on the map.” TE dness switches his verse up with unique delivery, which stands out and shows TE is a step above the rest.

Adian Coker – ‘Krispy’

Adian Coker released his Connect EP on May 20th, but before it dropped he teased us with three out of the six tracks: ‘Aim’ ft Bluey Robinson, ‘Iyamide’s Son,’ and ‘Nothing New’. Now he brings us the visuals for ‘Krispy’. It’s a beast of a tune, with a heavy-footed bass that charges through the song, leading you to bop your head in time with the fast pace. Adian prowls through the track seemingly indifferent to his own ingenious lyrics, eloquent raps, and intelligent wordplay, proving he is in a lane of his own.

Don Strapzy – ‘War Ready’

South London artist Don Strapzy has been hitting us hard with a lot of music recently. His latest track and video, ‘War Ready’, features Strapzy coming for his title and is ready to do whatever it takes. He shows us some of his of his slick wordplay and hard hitting bars coupled with a strong delivery that matches the track’s theme. The visuals show Strapzy filmed behind bars and also some clips in the gym. He talks us through some personal real-life issues and his career, “I’m in the jungle look mr Jungle Book and I’m Shere Khan.”

In other news…

Giggs released a snippet of music on his Instagram, which is suspected to be from his forthcoming album Landlord: “BELIEVE ME PEOPLE,THE NEW ALBUM “LANDLORD” IS COMING. DONT BE IMPATIENT,IVE NEVER EVER LET YOU DOWN,AND LET ME JUST REMIND YOU WHY.” We can’t wait for that!

April 19, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap @TheRealDVS @LogicArmy @MightyMoe @FekkyOfficial @officialgiggs @YungenPlayDirty @TremzAYLAAH

DVS

It’s been a while since we last heard from one of UK rap’s most respected artists, DVS, who hails from Brixton. At the moment he’s incarcerated, but he’s still managed to release a brand new visual for us. It’s a follow-up to 2013’s ‘Passion’, that’s now seen as a classic in UK rap. Produced by Steel Banglez, who also produced the first one, it has a similar laid-back instrumental-based production. The visual starts with a guitarist playing along the river, switching to cuts of Brixton, and an old fashioned TV with clips of DVS playing. He talks about his life, and where he sees his position in the scene in his poetic style of rapping.

Logic feat. Mighty Moe and Maverick Sabre

Logic is well known for the political and social stance in his own music, as well as with his People’s Army crew, and this new one (‘I’m Not An Alien’) is no different. The track blends roots with of rap, and features Heartless Crew’s Mighty Moe, who steps in to provide Logic with a verse and Maverick Sabre who adds the roots vibe on the hook. Maverick uses Sting’s ‘Englishman In New York’ as inspiration, but switches it up, talking about humans being aliens. The track talks through matters of immigration and equality. Logic spits in his opening bar, “the people trying to keep out the immigrants are immigrants,” giving you something to think about.

Fekky feat. Giggs

As soon as you hear that South Londoner’s Bu Bu Bang Fekky and Holloman Giggs have a track out together, you know it’s going to be huge. Whilst we’re waiting for Fekky to drop his highly anticipated album El Classico, he gives us a teaser of what to expect with new track ‘Gossip’. Two of the best UK rappers on one track is a lethal and deadly combination, and they have a natural chemistry, with their flows and bars working well together. The black and white visuals create a dark and cold setting, matching the sinister beat, with the clips flashing between tower blocks, a room with a pool table and a meat truck. The menacing bars and quotable lyrics, “what’s all the gossiping ting, nigga’s know my style, I’m a boss in this ting,” will make this a fast favourite in clubs and on the festival circuit.

Yungen

Yungen gets serious as it seems he has a lot to get off of his chest for ‘Off The Record 2’ – a sequel to the 2012 track, both of which were produced by Steel Banglez. Showing a more vulnerable side to his personality, it feels like we get to know the real Yungen, with no barriers. He talks us through the problems and situations in his life such as his brother doing a 12-year stretch, giving his house to his sister, not wanting to be in Krept & Konan’s shadow (but of course stating it’s Play Dirty till the death and showing love), Tinie rating him, and how other rappers name for fame.

Tremz

Liverpudlian rapper Tremz is one to watch out for. His new cut ‘Nightmare’ features lyrics talking about Elm Street, with flames in the visuals and camouflaged wear with ballys and masks to give it a deathly, dark and looming feel. Tremz’s intense tracks and trademark hard bars, along with his accent, gives him a unique edge. This, along with his trappy-edged tracks, will give DJs no reason not to give him spins in clubs and on the radio.

In other news – Giggs announced on Instagram via a short video clip, that his brand new albumLandlord will be coming to us very soon… I think we can expect Youngs Teflon & Gunna Dee to make an appearance.

March 23, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap @corleonegb @SectionBoyz_ @Official6ix7 @CadelOfficial @MDargg @SkoreBeezy @SKEAMEROJB @UncleFumez

I’m here to bring you some of the latest tracks and news from the world of UK Rap from the past two weeks. We’ve got some big tracks to talk about this week and a huge mixtape that I’ve mentioned in a previous column.

Section Boyz – ‘Dig Dat’

Section Boyz are undeniably the hottest UK rap crew right now. After their national #Sectioned Tour where they brought out Skepta and Drake at their London show, they are keeping things moving with a new track ‘Dig Dat’. The video captures the special moment, commemorating it. The production from Nana Rouges is crisp with a marching beat, setting the pace for each six of Section’s distinctive bars. It’s a clear indication of where Section Boyz are headed with their energy and bars, and that’s straight to the top.

Section Boyz have more tour dates at the beginning of April in Dublin, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as some festivals including Wireless. Get your tickets here.

Corleone feat. Young Adz & Chelski Lauren – ‘On The Boss’

GB Records are home to some of the hardest UK rappers including Skeng, who also dropped a track with C Biz ‘In Ma City’ and Uncle Chunks. Let’s talk about one of their other artists Corleone, who dropped a brand new joint ‘On The Boss.’ It features D Block Europe artist Young Adz, who gives a different component to the track, and Chelski Lauren, whose vocals gives the hook smoothness. Corleone’s laid-back flow complements the production’s relaxed beat, and the track’s title pretty much explains what it’s about. “I’ve got sharper as I’ve grown, earnt my masters on the roads, I’ve nurtured all these youngers, I’m a father to the shows.”

67 (LD & Dimzy) – ’67k What Where!?’

In September 2015, 67 released their mixtape In Skengs We Trust – a strong 20-track mixtape that is available to buy on iTunes. We’ve received the visuals to match one of the tracks, ’67k What Where!?’, from two of the crew, LD & Dimzy. The two provide us with strong, hard bars and effortless flows over a looming, twinkling beat produced by a producer responsible for some of the best UK rap tunes, Carns Hill. It’s combined with a solid hook, capturing the track’s title. “Who are these youts, who are these braes, 67k what where, you can get left right there.” These guys are one to watch, take note.

Cadell feat. Giggs – ‘Coming Through’

The sound on Cadell’s new track is pretty hard to define. It’s a mixture of Grime and Rap, and definitely hard. With Giggs’ distinctive voice on the hook and a verse to match, he gives the track a laid-back element on the hook, switching it up on his verse. This combined with Cadell’s skippy flow makes the track a straight up banger. ‘Coming Through’ has some funny visuals to match and it’s certainly something different.

M Dargg, Skore Beezy & Skeamer – ‘Kobe’

Straight out of South London, M Dargg, Skore Beezy and Skeamer bring you the visuals to their collaborative track ‘Kobe’. A key-led intro brings the track into a rolling percussive beat, allowing M Dargg to ride it with his bars followed by Skore Beezy, whose flow is undeniably tight; last but not least, Skeamer provides the hook. ‘Kobe’ is a hood anthem and is one for the streets. A cold beat with colder lyrics, Beezy spits “swerve on man with 2 wheels, serve on bats with a few deals, birds in packs with 2 seals, how you swerve on yats with 2 bills.” Check it out below.

Fumez The Engineer

Fumez The Engineer is one of the most highly regarded studio engineers in the UK scene and his mixtape, where he collaborates with some of the biggest names in UK Rap and Grime, has made a lot of noise. Over the past couple of weeks he’s dropped more studio videos from the project. We’ve seen Cadet’s ‘Grime God’ drop, along with Joe Black’s ‘Back To The Music,’ Trapz’s ‘100%’, Benny Banks’ ‘Murder Freestyle’, and Ms Banks’ ‘Amazing.’ The mixtape itself was also released and made available to stream. Make sure you support good UK music and download it here

 

March 8, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap @YoungsTeflon @Official6ix7 @OfficialGiggs @nines1ace @TremzAYLAAH @KreptandKonan

Youngs Teflon

Brixton rapper Youngs Teflon is a UK gem. His work rate has always been high, and he always produces good quality music to our ears. At the beginning of March, he delivered an intense 14-track mixtape March Madness packed full of hip-hop beats that could easily take you back to the ’90s. He lyrically rides classic instrumentals which a lot of you will recognise as they have had Eric B & Rakim, Kendrick Lemar, Souls Of Mischief, The Lox and more spit on them. We also see a UK classic from Dubz & Giggs ‘Pain Is The Essence’, with Tefs giving his own spin. This is a true, refreshing UK rap sound with Tefs spinning us tales in his identifiable way, with the timeless sounds of DJ Premier, Dr Dre, Alchemist and many more. Listen below.

67 ft. Giggs

I think this track is seriously going to be a UK rap classic. The 67 crew have been teasing us with clips before the video dropped for a little while, getting everyone excited for the visuals to drop! Now we have them and it was definitely worth the wait. ‘Let’s Lurk’ is pure crud, with the instrumental pounding out a repetitive marching beat with a looming feel to it, and the video matching the tracks dark vibe. It features the Godfather of UK Rap, Giggs, who matches the tracks sinister feel with an amazing verse that complements 67. It’s UK at its finest.

The 67 boys also released news of their first headline show which will take place on the 29th March at Birthdays in Dalston. This is going to be one you won’t forget so get your tickets here now.

Nines

Whilst wer’e on the subject of shows, unfortunately the Church Road rapper Nines has had his shows cancelled, probably due to the police shutting it down. It’s a shame this is still happening to artists in the UK. We hope he does a secret show for his fans soon though!

Tremz

Liverpudlian rapper Tremz has hit us with a brand new studio video for a cruddy track ‘Pull Up Hop Out Bang’. Tremz delivery is energetic and he keeps it real with his lyrics, and this is why UK rap fans are starting to take him in more, and he is getting plays on the likes of 1Xtra and has a Westwood Crib session dropping soon. This track is taken from Fumez The Engineer forthcoming ‘The Mix-Tape’ which will also see tracks from Sho Shallow, Ard Adz, Joe Black, Cadet and more on March 13th. Listen to Tremz scouse trapping below…

Krept & Konan ft. YG

Krept & Konan are two of the most well known rappers right now in the UK straight out of South London. Their album ‘The Long Way Home’ dropped last year, and now we’ve been treated to a new video off of their ‘Last Night’. Whilst we hear the opening chant of “I don’t even know what I did last night’ we see Krept & Konan walking into a club with scantily clad women in masks. The rap duo drop some very crisp bars, full of punchlines, whilst YG slides in at the end to give his spin on the track.

C Biz

Last but not least, I’m ending this week’s column on C Biz. South Kilburn style the video shows lots of money, gold watches and chains. ‘Money March’ is a straight street anthem with C Biz talking about his real life situations, “C Biz taste this, this never started overnight, this shit took ages, fast life fast money,” with lots of swaggy clothes.

*published on 7th March 2016 on The 405 http://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/the-sounds-of-uk-rap-youngs-teflon-nines-tremz-more-145

February 29, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @JammerBBK @RaxOfficial @OfficialChip @Official6ix7 @OfficialGiggs @Wretch32 @officialAvelino

Jammer – Sun City

Jammer is really bringing the heat this year already with a remix of Riton’s ‘Rinse & Repeat’ and now his own track ‘Sun City’, a nod to the UKG rave of the same name. It’s definitely going to be a future classic, especially in the rave scene. With My Nu Leng & Chase & Status on the production credits, Jammer murks the beat with 140bpm mastery and laces the beat with his party vibe bars. Let the video take you back to the old skool era of raving when the dress code was Moschino.

Rax ft. Josh Osho – Four Seasons

Rax’s new EP ‘Just 4 You’ which was released for free on Friday will let you get to know the South London rapper again, slowly easing you in. After the release of ‘The Pickpocket’ in 2012 Rax took a hiatus from the scene, but is back stronger than before musically. His new visual to ‘Four Seasons’ premiered on Friday and will warm you up on these winter days and nights. It has enchanting vocals from Josh Osho and is packed with vivid emotion and expressive lyricism. It has a hip hop and jazz influences including a sunny saxophone.

Chip – ‘BlukuByeByeBye’

If you have Chip’s EP ‘Hear Dis’ you would know about this track already as it’s taken from there. It shows Chip’s non defeatist energy, as he takes a break from the musical beef with Yungen, releasing the video to ‘BlukuByeByeBye’. The video shows footage taken from a set at Radar Radio with some other very well known MC’s such as D Double E and Novelist in it, and really captures the energy and passion of Grime music.

67 ft. Giggs – Let’s Lurk

67 are a UK rap group from South London that includes members LD, Dimzy, Monkey & Asap. Their new track ‘Let’s Lurk’ is dark and threatening with a looming feel to it, whilst the video shot at night is pretty much the same with a menacing feel with some of the members cladded with masks. Giggs, the Godfather of UK rap steps up to deliver a hot verse on the track and boy is it good. The track is trappy, drawing influences from the Chicago rap scene.

Wretch 32 & Avelino – Gift To You

Wretch 32 and Avelino dropped their joint collaborative mixtape in December ‘Young Fire Old Flame’ which popped off becoming a fast favourite for last year. The journey continues though as they release the third visual from the mixtape ‘Gift To You’ ft. Moelogo. Over a laid-back beat, they both show their lyrical wordplay with the visuals showing the footage from their recent live show at Proud in Camden.