Posts tagged ‘Peak’

October 10, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – Brixton State Of Mind [Mixtape]

I’ve been waiting for new material from Peak and this Brixton State Of Mind mixtape is eagerly anticipated by a lot of UK rap fans. The 19 track free mixtape features the likes of his South London affiliates Ard Adz & Sho Shallow, Youngs Teflon, DVS and features production mainly from Ricio Beats. You can stream the mixtape below and have a listen..

Download Peak – Brixton State Of Mind here

April 29, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I’m back after a short hiatus and the bank holiday weekend to bring you guys what’s been going on in the world of UK rap every week. I’m going to kick things off with talking about G Frsh’s new video ‘Falling High’. Now you have probably heard the song as it was heard on Radio 1 tastemaker shows such as Zane Lowe and Mistajam. Shot in black and white in an East London undertakers bodes well with the whole feel and lyrics of the track, while helping us understand G Frsh and his journey. The track features his fellow Disturbing London label mateSonny Reeves, who provides the hook.

These boys are really something special when it comes to music, and they are called the Rascals. Made up of four lads Kay Willz, Big Shizz, Tempz and Merkz, all in their teens and who gained their first successes at the ages of 12 and 13. They recently released their ‘Class 90’ album, which was an absolute smash and featured some of the best UK talent such as Big NarstieSqueeksDru BluDouble S and more. They return after not long with a brand-new single called ‘So High’ which was given it’s first spin by Zane Lowe and is due for release on June 15.

Brixton’s Peak is one hardworking man, and the grind doesn’t stop when it comes to releasing EP’s, mixtapes, and videos. As well as his consistency, his tracks are quality too, which means he is a super-talented dude! This new track is the first I believe to be heard from his forthcoming tape ‘Brixton State Of Mind’, giving us a glimpse of what to expect. Google Peak ‘Say About Me’ to listen to this new one.

Original Triple Darkness founding member Melanin 9 is due to re-release his 2007 mixtape ‘High Fidelity’ strictly on vinyl on his own ‘Red Snow’ label. He will also add the instrumentals to the tracks, with new artwork and a bonus cut ‘Colours’ produced by Loopholes. As well as adding the bonus track he also shot a video to ‘Colours’, adding some new freshness to the whole project.

Clothing brand Supply & Demand launched a competition a few months back where they asked the public to vote for a song for five British artists which they would then go on to shoot a music video for. They decided on ‘See Me Now’ for Benny Banks featuring Ryan Keen. The video was released last week and for me really showed Banks development as an artist and lyricist; his real life raps seemed more knowledgeable and the sound matured.

Until next time…

 

April 23, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – Say About Me [Audio]

South London rapper Peak is due to release his mixtape, Brixton State Of Mind on May 5th, and gives listeners a preview of what to expect from it as he drops new track Say About Me.

 

March 10, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – Walk Alone [Music Video]

Peak keeps the momentum going after the release of his Life’s Peak EP which was released last week via iTunes by dropping the video to Walk Alone.

 

March 5, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Friday night some of The Wrap Up team headed down to Plan B in Brixton for Grime veteran’s Footsie’s launch party for his ‘King Original 3’ project. The night saw P Money, Big Narstie, Jammer, Big Shizz, and D Double E all touch the mic for a brilliant night. If you missed it, you certainly missed out.

Talking of Newham Generals, D Double E went to the 1Xtra studio for his Fire In The Booth. He shows his versatility in content and flow, going for a laid-back beat talking relationship and break ups to a darker beat for some war talk. Make sure you check it out and understand why he is one of the best.

Political Peak gave us a little bit more of a teaser of what to expect from his ‘Life’s Peak’ EP. The highly-rated Brixton rapper gets us on his vibe and wanting to be ‘Living Life’ more on his wavy track, mixing in some classic DJ Luck and MC Neat’s ‘A Little Bit Of Luck’ at the end.

This video caused a stir last week when it was released, and for a reason too. The official remix video to ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ from unstoppable duo Krept & Konan featuring Chip, French Montana, Wretch 32, Chinx Drugz and Fekky dropped, which saw the two in New York and Thornton Heath in South London. This is going to be a classic for years to come.

Lastly English Frank is keeping his run of videos going by releasing another video from his forthcoming project ‘Frankenstein’, out March 24. ‘Defining Moment’ sees the South London MC team up with Aydoe Soul for this hard-hitting, thought provoking and candid track.

February 25, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – Living Life [Audio]

Peak talks about Living Life and getting wavy on his track taken from his forthcoming Life’s Peak EP out next week on iTunes, with a bit of old skool DJ Luck and MC Neat at the end”With a little bit of luck we can make it through the night”

 

February 6, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – About That Life [Music Video]

South London’s Peak is warming us up for the release of his forthcoming EP Life’s Peak which will be out on 4th March via iTunes. He drops the video to About That Life which is the first track to be heard from the project giving us with some hard hitting, truthful, street bars.

December 5, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Last week The Wrap Up went to support the MTV Brand New nominees party at the Drury Club in London. Wretch 32 performed on the night with hits ‘Don’t Go’, ‘Blackout’ and more really getting the crowd really in the mood to party…

Kano
 is back and it’s good to hear new music from the talented MC after we’ve seen him acting in the second series of Top Boy. ‘Puppets and Strings’ looks at his career over the years, music industry and more, it’s clear he had a lot he wanted to tell people and get off his chest. The 6-minute track has a slow start but picks up and the last verse really shows off Kano’s lyrical skills.

Peak is someone who in the last part of this year has been keeping his name buzzing releasing freestyles, clever move as the ‘Str88 Ham’ mixtape will be out January from him, Syikes, FA andKerz. He dropped a Rated freestyle for GRM Daily last week and really impressed with his bars getting people ready for what’s to come.

Fem Fel recently dropped an EP ‘Left Of Centre’ after being quiet for a little while. The South London rapper takes it down a dubby route on the production that is quite dark for track ‘Massive’ with his flow riding the beat. The visuals are quite trippy and match the track near perfect.

Logic
 released the video to ‘More True Talk’ produced by Last Resort off the album of the same name. The conscious rapper talks us through a number of issues on this track and shows off different flows on this truthful track. If you like hearing hip-hop that stands for something with thoughtful bars check this out.

Skore Beezy released a video covering Wretch 32’s ‘Forgiveness’ in memory of Veli a friend and talented rapper who sadly passed away, and to mark the release of his mixtape ‘Beezy In Da Trap’. We hear verses from both Skore Beezy and Veli both are hugely talented rappers and Skore is one to watch out for in 2014, I can predict big things for him, download the mixtape now and you’ll understand why I say this.

Signing out x

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.”

November 11, 2013

Peak & Syikes (Pound Cake Freestyle) [Video]

Two of the Str88 Cash team Peak & Syikes got together for this Pound Cake Freestyle for Rap City’s Back2Rap freestyle series.