Posts tagged ‘Rascals’

May 15, 2014

Boy Better Know x Rascals (@RascalsOfficial) – So High remix‏ [Audio]

Rude Kid on production for the new Rascals remix for So High featuring the Boy Better Know boys. This is one of the hottest tracks out right now where they talk real life struggles of trying to get ahead with fierce honesty and dextrous wordplay…listen below.

 

April 22, 2014

Rascals (@RascalsOfficial) – So High [Audio]

East London quartet Rascals return after their album Class 90 with single So High which was given it’s first play by Zane Lowe. The grime collective made up of Kay, Big Shizz, Tempz and Merkz will release the single June 15th via Virgin EMI.

 

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February 6, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Cashtastic is one of the hardest working rappers in the UK, never releasing track upon track for the sake of it – he seems to have a plan. He recorded his first song at the age of 10 and now is only in his early 20’s. I have a feeling the ‘Alarm Clock’ EP (released Feb 9) is just going to warm us up for the release of his debut album. ‘Red Handed’ is the first release to be heard from the EP and really shows off Cash’s skills as a lyricist and artist.

Yungen turned 22 on February 1 and to celebrate he released a video for his fans, reversing roles and giving them a present! ’22 (Cake)’ produced by ADP is a fun track which sees Yungen partying with his boys in a flat and just enjoying life. I hope he got what he wished for on his birthday. ‘All I want for my birthday is some cake, cake, cake…’

South-East London rapper Benjamin A.D is one that I was surprised at myself for not paying enough attention to, as he definitely deserves it. ‘No More Drama’ is the opening track off his ‘Acknowledgments’ EP, which hears him talk about wanting a stress free life. The C-Major produced track is different; not a straight hip-hop beat, but flits into dubstep.

Another South London rapper is also back with his first track of the year. Joe Grind released a lyric video for song ‘Speaking English’ – this track will be on his forthcoming EP ‘Episode 3: Better Late Than Never’.

One of my favourite tracks off the ‘Class 90’ album is ‘Tell Em’ which sees Big Shizz and Kay Wills from the Rascals being joined by one of North London’s finest, Squeeks, along with vocals from Goldie 1 and Big Swingz. This collaboration has really worked so well together and for me will remain a classic – check out the video HERE.

January 26, 2014

Rascals – Tell Em ft. Big Swingz, Goldie1 & Squeeks [@RascalsOfficial) (@BigSwingz) (@goldie1official) (@squeeksTP)

This is a big track from the Rascals album Class 90 with the video being released through Link Up TV. Big Shizz and Kay Wills are joined by Big Swingz, Goldie 1 and Squeeks for a collaborative track that works and blends so nicely together.

 

January 15, 2014

Rascals (@RascalsOfficial) ft Maxsta (@ItsMaxsta) – Ain’t Involved [Music Video]

Grime collective Rascals return this year with another video off the Class 90 Vol 1 album which dropped near the end of last year. Bigg Shizz, Tempz and Merkz are joined by East London and recent LOTM competitor Maxsta for Ain’t Involved.

 

December 22, 2013

Rascals (@RascalsOfficial) ft Little Torment (@LittleTorment) – Freedom [Music Video]

Rascals drop the video to Freedom featuring Lil Tormet who has been putting in a lot of work this year. The track is taken from the the grime outfits recently released album Class 90.

 

November 27, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

This week The Wrap Up team were invited down to the Rascals ‘Class 90’ album launch. The first song off it to be released produced by Show N Prove and featuring Big Narstie ‘My Different’ has been getting a lot of love and he was there to perform it live with them. Squeeks, Manga, Maxsta and more also performed tracks live they were featured on on the album…

Wretch 32 had everyone talking last week as GRM Daily resumed it’s Daily Duppy for it’s 3rd series and Wretch showed everyone how it was done. It’s going to make it hard for the other rappers now as he showed what a fine lyricist he is and why he is classed as one of the UK’s greats of our time.

This rapper is one that everyone needs to be aware of and is perhaps overlooked by some, but things are changing. Mynature from South London has got people taking notice this year with his releases and ‘The Massacre’ has hit the nail on the head for me showcasing his machine gun flow. Mynature will be causing waves in 2014 with his forthcoming album, watch this space.

Alwayz Recording artist Yellows has been gearing up for the release of his 19 track mixtape ‘Yellows Pages 2’ which features AR artists Fuze BW, Paigey Cakey, G Money plus Sneakbo, Mark Asari and more released 10th December. The video ‘Coz I Can’ featuring Stacky was released last week, see who you can spot in the there.

Murda releases his mixtape ‘A Brick From The Block’ mixtape in a few days (29th November) and gives us a little taster of what to expect by dropping a video via Toxic TV ‘Out Here’ featuring Bellzey. They are both rappers to look out for, and I look forward to hearing the mixtape to see what it has to offer.

March 27, 2013

Rascals – Fireblaze (remix) ft. Dot Rotten & Scrufizzer [Audio]

Check out the remix to Fireblaze featuring Dot Rotten and Scrufizzer

December 4, 2012

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Last Monday night I headed down to XOYO in east London for the event I Luv Live. The bill was particularly strong, with singers Jacob BanksKOFArlissa and north London rapper Ikes. Last week Ikes dropped his mixtape ‘The Intermission: Sliding Doors’, hosted by DJ Infamous. ‘The Intermission’ series started in 2010 and have all been strong thus far. Ikes has proved he deserves his solid upcoming status as he showcases his raw lyrics on the tape…

Wednesday night was the MTV Brand New for 2013 gig and saw nominees K Koke and Rascals perform alongside the headliner DJ Fresh. The other eight nominees were announced on the night and included producing duo Disclosure and rapper Angel Haze.

Rap quartet Rascals were the first to perform with tracks showcasing their infectious energy, proving why they were picked by music experts to blow in 2013. K Koke was up next and put on an incredible show with fellow USG member Exo joining him on stage.  The Roc Nation rapper performed ‘Roc For Life’, ‘Power’ and his newly released first official single ‘Turn Back’. We also got to hear his next single with Rita Ora called ‘Lay Down Your Weapons’.

Sway enlisted some fantastic MC’s for the remix of ‘Charge’; ‘Supercharged Part 1’. Lunar CStig of the DumpShotty HorrohRizzleBlack the Ripper and Jehst kill this track. They all go in and it’s actually hard for me to name who had the best verse. It’s great to see so many talented MC’s all on one track.

Meanwhile, SAS (Mega & Mayhem) dropped the audio to their remix of ‘Suave Life’ featuring Vinny Cha$e and CurT@!N$ which will be on their ‘Coming To America II’ mixtape.

Boy Better Know’s Skepta has made it clear he wanted to collaborate with So Solid Crew for a while now, and his wish has come true as co-founder Megaman joins him for a track off his recently released ‘Blacklisted’ album, called ‘We Begin Things’. The video dropped yesterday and goes back to the old school garage roots.

South London rap duo Krept & Konan talked us through the ‘Devils Playground’, i.e the streets, for their brand new hard-hitting track. They collaborated with JME, joining names for ‘Boy Better Play Dirty’.

The king of UK trap released his anticipated ‘Bags & Boxes 2’ mixtape which you can get from iTunes. The 21-track mixtape shows Blade Brown’s strength as he brings in some other well known, established rappers such as Youngs Teflon, SqueeksFekkyFem FelSkeptaG FrshSincereChip and more. It’s good to see again so many names on one mixtape – it is definitely proving the strength of the scene.

Until next Monday…

December 3, 2012

MTV Brand New For 2013 [News]

The nominees for the MTV Brand New for 2013 list was announced last Wednesday at a gig in The Forum in Kentish Town with two of the nominees Rascals and K Koke performing on the night alongside headliner DJ Fresh.

The Brand New Unsigned Competition winner was announced on the night and joined the list…congratulations to Ebony Day.

Voting begins in January and here are the nominees…

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Disclosure

Ebony Day

Gabrielle Aplin

Haim

K Koke

Kodaline

Little Nikki

Rascals

Tom Odell