Posts tagged ‘Steel Banglez’

April 19, 2016

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


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 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.


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.

January 26, 2013

Harvey & Cashtastic – Making It / His-Story [Music Video]

So Solid Crew’s Harvey and Cashtastic come together to tell a story of how they’ve risen and made it talking us through their achievements. The great visuals come from Rap City TV, and it’s produced by Steel Banglez .

January 18, 2013

Cashtastic – One Day ft. Abel miller, A.R.I & Akua [Music Video]

Cashtastic is joined by three vocalists Abel Miller, A.R.I and Akua for his new track One Day produced by Steel Banglez.

December 12, 2012

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

On Tuesday I went down to Music Is My Drug, a live music showcase which takes place weekly in east London. Blizzard and Lady Lykez were two rappers performing on the night; they received the biggest reception from the audience, who seemed to really take to them. Lykez came on before Blizzard who was last – they had brilliant stage presence and got people moving…

Dappy and his on-off girlfriend have been at it again on twitter; Dappy is currently on tour across the country and his partner seems to think he’s been having too much fun with his groupies.

“Why don’t you just f**k off with your groupies and seriously leave me alone. Ur sad as F**k…” she tweeted. She also threatened to ‘Do a Rob Kardashian’, then hacked his Twitter with some very crude and vulgar tweets.

S.A.S aka Mega and Mayhem dropped their new mixtape ‘Coming To America II’ last week along with the visuals to the track ‘Drug Flow’. Hosted By Big Mike, DJ Snips & DJ Allure, it was only right that they had a follow up to ‘Coming To America’ which really got them heard during their Dipset days.

As Ratlin geared up for the release of his mixtape ‘Crown Me’, putting out a video on Friday for the track ‘Crunch Time’ featuring his brother Shak Corelone. ‘Crown Me’ is out today and you can download it from GRM Daily.

Haze was joined by Sincere and Ghetts as he drops the visuals to ‘Where I’m From’ which is taken from his recently released mixtape ‘Loyalty, Honour, Respect’ and sees him take us on a tour of London.

SN1’s Giggs and Waka Flocka Flame took to the studio again whilst Waka was over in London for their second collaboration ‘Lemme Get Dat’. SB.TV popped down and got some visuals for the Bayoz Music produced track.

Joe Grind had something interesting for us this week as last night he released the inventive visual to ‘I’m The S**t!!!’ showing clips of his fans who filmed themselves for the video.

Yungen picks up a bottle and drowns his sorrows in ‘Off The Record’, produced by Steel Banglez. This is interesting material, as he raps about the bad times he’s been through for the first three minutes before singer Ari takes over for the remaining two minutes.

December 9, 2012

Yungen ft Ari – Off The Record [Music Video]

Yungen gets emotional in new track Off The Record featuring singer Ari, as he drinks his sorrows away telling us about the bad times he’s been through. This is an interesting track produced by Steel Banglez as Yungen raps through the first half and Ari sings for last couple of minutes.

November 7, 2012

MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I headed down to venue Under The Bridge in Fulham last Thursday to watch Tinchy Stryder’s one man show. Considering we haven’t heard that much from Tinchy recently, his supporters came out in full force to watch him, letting him know they weren’t going anywhere whist they wait for his new album ‘Full Tank’ to be released soon…

I hit Scala on Saturday night for Harry Shotta’s birthday bash. It was a night to remember as artists from Skibadee to Flirta D took to the stage and got the crowd hyped up. If you didn’t go, you missed out!

Awards season has fallen upon us once again and this year we saw the MOBO’s being held in Liverpool on Saturday. Sadly I didn’t make it down, but Plan B deservedly won Best Hip Hop/Grime Act as well as Best Male.

The Urban Music Awards nominees have also been released, with Sneakbo up against Dot RottenSmiler and Maxsta in the Best Newcomer category. Best Male Artist sees Sneakbo, Smiler and Maxsta nominated again, this time up against Wiley and Devlin amongst others.

Best Hip-Hop nominees went to Professor Green, Plan B, Maxsta, Dizzee RascalSway and Lady Leshurr – this category has definitely got some tough competition. Klashnekoff’s ‘FTLT’ album is up against Plan B’s ‘Ill Manor’s and Krept & Konan are nominated alongside Clement Marfo + The Frontline and Rizzle Kicks for Best Group.

Mic Righteous brought us the 13th segment of GRM Daily’s new Daily Duppy’s series last Monday, spitting some honest bars. A few days later he then told us the ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ in his brand new hard-hitting track produced by Red Skull Beats; he also released the accompanying video where we see him getting stabbed.

Speaking of deep videos, Youngs Teflon told the story of ‘Mellisa’ through a new video, showing a harsh love story which ends in the worst way possible.

Benny Banks premiered his new track ‘Trouble’ last week which samples late singer Amy Winehouse. The video was also released and sees Banks and his team in Amsterdam.

East London producer Steel Banglez met with longtime collaborator Cashtastic for his brand new track ‘Wafey’ which also features rapper Margs. The video dropped last night so make sure you check out this banger.

Charlie Sloth made Joe Grind and Steelo’s new track ‘Obstacles’ No.2 on the hood heat chart of his hip-hop show. This will be on the pair’s forthcoming collaborative album ‘Steel Grinding’, so make sure you look out for that when it drops.

Until next time!

October 31, 2012

MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Winter is officially here! The clocks have turned back and the weather last week was unbelievably cold. Myself and The Wrap Up’s editor Maz braved the cold on Monday for Clement Marfo + The Frontline’s show in Camden, where they were supported by Charlee Drew and Josh Kumra. The collective are known for their rowdy shows and this was one of the rowdiest I have been to yet! The audience got soaked as usual by Clements water throwing antics and there was a big moshpit before Clement tore off the ‘no stage diving’ sign and jumped off the stage…

On Wednesday night I was invited to Tzar’s listening party for his new joint project with VersA Beatz, ‘XO.VS’ at a luxury penthouse in Westminster. We were treated to drinks and a spectacular view as everyone including rappers BigzSmilerMega and Mayhem sat down and listened to the full-length project, which is an ode to the high life and true love for luxury possessions. The two are already working on a follow up to the project, so watch out for that.

Benny Banks warmed up for Pusha T last week, and although I wasn’t there, he performed his new track ‘Trouble’ which is currently floating about online.

The video to K. Koke’s first official single was released – and what a moment it was. The video was more like a mini movie, a tale of struggle which showed Koke’s ability to appeal to a more varied audience but without losing his authenticity. Rappers can learn a lesson from this, as he shows you don’t have to compromise who you are.

Steel Banglez got the first play of his new track ‘Wafey’ on DJ Target’s show last week; of course it featured Cashtastic who works with the East London producer on a lot of his own tracks. We also hear some bars from Margs.

Young Don and Fekky had a few releases last week. Young Don released the video to his collaboration with Fekky called ‘ Gwup Boyz’  from ‘The Weather Man’. The 13-track mixtape was released last week and features UK rap peers such as J Spades, SqueeksArd AdzSho Shallow and more. Fekky also dropped the video to ‘No Worries’ featuring Slic Vic – look out for it.

Political Peak released the video to ‘Times Have Changed’ featuring Tayong off his ‘Dreams 2 Reality’ mixtape that also came out last week. The 19-track free download includes features from DVSJaja Soze and Exo and is definitely worth a listen.

Until next Monday!

October 29, 2012

Steel Banglez Feat Cashtastic & Margs – Wafey [Audio]

East London producer Steel Banglez is back with a brand new track Wafey featuring long time collaborator Cashtastic and Margs.

October 15, 2012

Cashtastic – Alarm Clock [Music Video]

Cashtastic drops the video to Alarm Clock a street track produced by Steel Bangelz, with a taster of their new track Wafey at the end also featuring Margs.

July 1, 2012

Cashtastic – Winning

Check out the video for Cashtastic’s Winning, produced by Steel Banglez.