Posts Tagged: uk hip hop
It’s no secret the rather illusively silk-masked rapper has been making good impressions on our little rock. His link-up with stalwart Verbz earlier this year does more than confirm that.
The wasps have drowned and been observed. Onto the next offering from Scottish emcee and producer Tzusan; psychedelic rap but dripping in concrete grittiness, he pulls in fellow Scot and spitter Shogun for the first in a series of projects from the pair ‘Lead Wetsuit Schematics’.
Group BraCil are back putting new artists into ears and onto vinyl after a small but necessary break; Ghrelin is the latest to be added to their roster, with his soulful single ‘T-Shirt 5am’.
A few people are doing exciting things on the ground in Birmingham – such as Ninioh who is a close friend and collaborator. Overall, as a musical hub, it doesn’t compare to London which presents opportunities of all kinds at any given moment.
In a collaboration for the ages, Sheffield emcee Immi Larusso has linked up with Australian Nelson Dialect and American Dango Forlaine for ‘Swear Down’, one of the lengthier helpings of lo-fi introspection.
Alongside this, he has been selling letters as physical releases to fans and posting a few of the singles on his YouTube.
One of the best third-person rappers I can think of is kicking off a mini-series of monthly releases with extravagant single ‘Henriquez’, named and inspired by wine-maverick Roberto Henriquez whom Papi befriended whilst in the Bio Bio valley, Chile.
Dabbla has taken a grimey turn with his latest drop ‘Wave’ produced by long-time friend and collaborator GhostTown, whom fans may remember from the legendary Dead Players expeditions alongside Jam Baxter.
“I feel like I’m a person of extremes- I can be very serious, hardworking and driven but also know how to get silly and loose, and not take myself too seriously. I wanted this tune to encapsulate that contrast a little – this album in particular tackles some deep topics, but I wanted to show I that I can also have a light-hearted side!”