What I appreciate about a remix is how the rapper makes the song their own. Either building on the template the original artist did, or taking the record in a different direction. What I hate most is when rappers just make a poor imitation of the original. This is a common problem when UK rappers remix American singles. Some just copy the flow of the original and don't add their signature touches that we were looking forward to. C1 doesn't do this on his remix to the 2020 ban
I am a massive massive fan of TrueMendous. The Birmingham hip hop artist has been going from strength to strength. Known for her dense lyrical style with flexible flow patterns, she's easily one of the most dynamic MCs in the country. Her sophomore single 'Worst Child' received airplay on BBC Radio 1 following on from her previous single 'Cause A Scene' all leading up to her debut album 'Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson' which is OUT NOW. (Stream it here) So on a cloudy Thurs
When I listen to a new song and I get the feeling "I like it but I want something more" it conflicts me. Nothing is wrong with the record but something is missing from your experience. I had that emotion when I first listened to '4 Sides' by Boy Nash. If I wrote my review after my first listen I would of felt underwhelmed. But me knowing Nash is a deep thinker I had to be missing something. I could be wrong but this feels like a piece of a even larger puzzle that Boy Nash is
I know many people will disagree with me but hear me out first. The term 'Real Rap' I do understand the sentiment behind it. Most artist who fall under that banner (In the UK) are usually those from UK Hip Hop. Writing bars about the trials and tribulations they have come across In their lives. Explaining the journey they have been through with vivid imagery, relatable wordplay and powerful storytelling. But as time as passed this has become a crutch for some fan's to use thi
Meek Mill has garnered a career of two side's and they can be described as 'Before Back 2 Back' & 'After Back 2 Back' I'll argue Meek is the best street rapper of his generation. If your talking anthems for bruddas in the trenches, Meek was that voice that everyone gravitated to. A prime example is his remix of "Ya'll Don't Hear Me Tho". His freestyle over the NY legend Fabulous track was engaging and raw. How Meek could paint a story was refreshing, he had this energy that m
PS (Zone 2) for many is the G.O.A.T in UK Drill and from his talent you can see why with this Plugged In freestyle with Fumez. While not releasing any solo project's, he's been one of the most technically gifted mcs our country has ever produced for years. He was recently released from prison and dropped the record 'Bruce Willis' which got a solid reception from fan's. But that wasn't gonna satisfy PS fans for long so his 'Plugged In' freestyle came at the perfect time. First
Women are having a resurgence in UK music, especially in mcing/rap. A influx of talented artist are bursting through that glass ceiling building a solid community where they can flourish freely. Becoming financially independent and catering to a fan base that has been screaming for some representation on the main stage. Stefflon Don has been one of leaders leading into this new era and has been seen as the current queen based on a mix of her popularity, ability and versatilit
It's war season and Trillary Banks is coming for head tops. After her Hotspot Freestyle, she dropped 'RIP Auntie Nolay' This was a good step to showcase why she's nothing to play with and I'm glad to see that competitive spirit in the UK scene. If you want to be the best you gotta challenge the best. I did feel Nolay was a massive gamble but as a mc you gotta have that faith that you can defeat anyone. The record is solid, not a KO but it deserves acknowledgement. I like her
After the positive reception towards his documentary "closer" filmed and produced by Linkuptv, the momentum towards the South Kilburn rapper is going from strength to strength "obsession highlights C biz as one of uk raps most underrated storytellers, able to speak on situations that some can relate to but translate that in a musically authentic way that will gain traction and respect. c biz is known for his up tempo record's but here he proves that isn't the only lane he can
for me south London grime wouldn't be nothing without p money. the south east London mc has shown time after time again he's not only one of the best grime artist of his generation, but also one of the best mc's in the country.with covid stopping many artist touring, P has decided to bless his fans with the "while we wait ep" before we get into the music, first of all the "one shot" music video idea was a brilliant choice. rather than uploading three different videos, P deci
You can always count on BBK to drop a grime banger. All solid mc's in their own right, is great to see them over production by up and coming producer Trooh Hippi. But who had the best verse? Well let's go one by one. After a great hook by Frisco, Skepta starts his verse perfectly and let's off one of the most greezy bars of the year "I hope you trust in your friendships Gonna need a full clip, something' extended No, I am not your father If I gotta put him in care, better kn
A grime legend who has been behind bars for years, he has been steadily realising music bringing attention to his case. Listening to "Twice" you can hear the pain and maturity in his voice. Giving you real word's about his circumstances and how he just wants his freedom that many say was unjustly taken from him. Sometimes it's refreshing to see artist put down the bravado and display their honest vulnerable being. His second verse is one of the most thought provoking verses o
If your an old school grime fan, you would already know about Nasty Crew. coming from that era Narst sounds like a confident vet with a young man's hunger. Featuring a great verse from D Double E who from me has been one of the most consistent Mc's this year. For me not dropping a terrible verse in 2020. But the big moment is the return of Griminal. I'm a massive fan and it's great to see him back in the booth. Still got that greezy delivery that made him a standout. give thi
Abracadabra fan's have been waiting for their artist to get the shine he deserves.
With the positive response to his recent releases from "Remember Me" which came out last year, the North London rapper hasn't stopped.
Showing his versatility with singles "Baby" & "Superstar" but dropping bangers like "Big Flick Freestyle" and arguably one of the best verses of the year on "Let Man Know"
Now AB is back with another one and it's him in top form.
Produced by Chris Rich who's
Every genre in music has different sets of fans. Some are more invested than other's. For a style of music to sustain relevance, it needs a balance of continuously attracting new fans while satisfying it's original core fan base. Hip Hop is a perfect example of a genre with countless type's of fan's who appreciate different areas of the artform. Either for the artist creativity or personal attributes and qualities. UK Drill while still in it's early infancy has been develo
don't let the young face fool you. Teezandos is a beast and ain't taking no prisoner. highlander is another lyrical onslaught by the young mc, some uk drill fan's dismiss her because of young appearance but her vivid storytelling set's her apart from some. thinking outside of the box with wordplay that is savage but elite level writing. "Just bro and me
They should call us Barry and Paul
Cause we’re brothers until we die, and we’re chuckling when we step with this tool" subje
m1llionz is proving to be one of the uk's best new talents. The North West Birmingham Rapper has been delivering quality singles from "north west" "no cap and my personal favourite "hdc" "bx19" produced by frosty "who is also having a hell of a run" come together perfectly. with m1illionz having one of the best and smoothest flows in the game right now, flowing like water of the bouncy instrumental. even from the intro, the Birmingham rapper mixes coded punchlines with a mono