Grime renaissance aside, in the last couple of years London road rap has diverged down two paths. The other swerved south of the river, into the icy underworld of UK drill. Drill originated in Chicago , going global in via rapper Chief Keef and a round of pants-wetting from the liberal media. The UK version obviously owes a huge debt to the genre: it deploys the same melancholic, trap-tinged beats, the same slang, and the same nihilistic fixation on violence. But differences have emerged, not least the fact that the mainstream press has almost totally ignored UK drill. Most obviously, AutoTune is all but absent from its UK version. Keef uses his mournful voice as an instrument, blurring with the stabs of the synth, but British drillers use a harsh, stripped-back delivery indebted to grime. The two-step space which echoes in grime instrumentals also billows through UK drill beats. There are exceptions — American drillers can go sparse and UK drillers can get hype — but the London sound is far less lush than the Chicagoan original. It just is, over and over again.
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Right now, the UK rap scene is hotter than it's been in years, with new artists emerging from all corners of the country. Streaming has opened even up and coming acts to a vast potential audiences, and with big hitters like Stormzy and J Hus taking their favourite stars of the future on tour, is proving a good year to get noticed. Other than their obvious star quality, the one thing uniting these 10 artists is their magpie approach to genre. Even a cursory listen as you scroll through the list will tell you that much. Innovative production, watertight lyrics, character, bags of personality and star quality should ensure you do…. It will sound great blaring from open car windows this summer. But for an intro to their wild, fluorescent sound look no further than Birmingham Anthem , a hands-in-the-air tribute to the area. Now signed to Island, the Tottenham MC is looking to throw his weight around like never before. Released in November and written in a studio near Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, East London, Addison Lee flew out of the blocks, turning viral due to a combination of Instagram clips and heavy radio play from Radio 1 and Captial Xtra.
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Bullygreen has linked up with the 67 man to put together the 'New Park Road' Remix. Dimzy, Scribz, Liquez, Siz Parks, Change and Papi join the 'Ill Vibe' man on the track and it is definitely one of the hottest tracks to be released in the last month. Bullygreen brings the 67 man through on a completely different vibe, and it is the first time I've heard these man jump on a track like this, and it is definitely what was needed. A switch up in the sound makes them that little bit more diverse and open to a wider audience. This is what could take 67 to the next level, because there is no doubt that they have the talent and the consistency to take the scene by storm. You can check out the remix below. Recent Posts. The fast rising star has hit us with a 'Daily Duppy' NEW: Charlie Sloth ft.
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