Grime and UK rap 2020

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCZ38ShHQqw

Wiley sends for Dot Rotten on one of Dot's own beats, which just so happens to be a personal favourite of mine from back in the day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clWxLybwKLY

Jaykae sends for Wiley and Dot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_QSTSD6bwY

Dot sends for Stormzy. Not sure if he's high profile enough to get a reply

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:54 (ten months ago) link

Loving this tbh tbf ngl

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:55 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBGbc2ZXeX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVU2jTF9688

Double Lz and Bandokay from OFB could well do like Headie One this year and get some mainstream success. Same applies to DigDat

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:59 (ten months ago) link

round 2 goes to stormzy too

||||||||, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:32 (ten months ago) link

I'm worried about Wiley

lukas, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:37 (ten months ago) link

jesus christ, stormzy

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:39 (ten months ago) link

Another decent effort from Wiley but you've got to say Stormzy has absolutely bodied him there. 2-0

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:18 (ten months ago) link

Those bars about Wiley's mum, fucking hell. I also like that he's holding a cup of tea in both of his videos and ends them by blowing a raspberry

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:19 (ten months ago) link

That video at the top was Disrespect by Wiley on the Bazooka riddim. Dunno why it's gone now

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:20 (ten months ago) link

Please Stormzy! Dont hurt him!

Lillian Gish Funko Pop (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:33 (ten months ago) link

Daaaamn

Diss tracks aside, it feels like every year I have more respect for Wiley, especially as a producer. I keep finding old Devil Mix beats that are just insane.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:43 (ten months ago) link

Loving this tbh tbf ngl

― paolo, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:55 PM

same

idgaf (roxymuzak), Thursday, 9 January 2020 19:43 (ten months ago) link

Both sides appear to be enjoying this whole beef a bit too much but it's excellent theatre nonetheless.

Matt DC, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:07 (ten months ago) link

no idea how Wiley comes back from that but I'll be sad if this is over

lukas, Friday, 10 January 2020 16:31 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcWDNLCjuFQ

He's not going down without a fight

paolo, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:34 (ten months ago) link

i think that's tbh the best of his 3 but stormzy seems done with this

idgaf (roxymuzak), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:43 (ten months ago) link

It just occurred to me that in every other clash/war that Wiley's been involved in he's been the guy at the top who the youngsters are coming for. Obviously he's older than Stormzy and he'll always be the King Of Grime but this is probably the first time he's been the underdog in this sort of situation

paolo, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:49 (ten months ago) link

would love a third and final stormzy

||||||||, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:13 (ten months ago) link

I could listen to them go back and forth like this all year tbh

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:22 (ten months ago) link

new wiley and d double joint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_V_hZiynY

Bstep, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:10 (ten months ago) link

So it doesn't look like Stormzy's going to reply. I'm calling this a draw

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:44 (ten months ago) link

he was on ebro yesterday giving himself the W

||||||||, Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:47 (ten months ago) link

can someone recommend some uk drill rappers? the only one i know is pop smoke lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oib2gIA0W4k

Bstep, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:02 (ten months ago) link

Headie One, RV Bandokay and Double Lz from OFB. Headie is currently in prison for six months so don't expect anything new soon
DigDat
Nito NB
Digga D (who I believe is also locked up), Sav'O and Horrid1 from CGM (formerly 1011)
Skengdo and AM from 410
Zone 2, especially Kwengface and Karma
Harlem Spartans especially Loski (also in prison I think)
Russ (doesn't really make drill any more tbh)
V9
KO
Trapx10
SmuggzyAce

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:14 (ten months ago) link

Check out the other grime/UK rap threads which have been crammed full of drill vids by me

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:15 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afA0JL-oXwI

DigDat shows Aitch how it's done. Slightly disappointed to hear him say that he was on the wing like Ozil when Ozil's always been a centre mid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaQjlagBnG0

This lad is basically Coventry's J Hus, and there's nothing wrong with that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la6uE_XcgHc

K Trap pretty much does the same thing on every track but it never really gets old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6PGWc0vyDM

Octavian does drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4oF_7dluto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insJCPyByIY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAqg6to_pso

Some actual drillers do drill. This lad is Stefflon Don's brother. He's also an absolute unit

paolo, Friday, 24 January 2020 12:08 (ten months ago) link

wow, i like this pa salieu guy way more than j hus. thx 4 all the great reccs fam

Bstep, Friday, 24 January 2020 15:23 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

dot would destroy that kid tho lmao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXxNMrnZO0w

Bstep, Saturday, 8 February 2020 07:10 (nine months ago) link

He probably would. Surprised he's not replied yet (as far as I know)

paolo, Saturday, 8 February 2020 08:38 (nine months ago) link

Wiley and Stormzy are beefing again on Twitter. What are they like?

paolo, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:45 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXLS2IzZSdg

Dave does Black live at the Brits with a new verse, calls Boris Johnson a racist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LRMGE9_M2Q

And Stormzy did a medley. I love a good medley

paolo, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:56 (nine months ago) link

Also Unknown T has been found not guilty of murder

paolo, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:57 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98XnGY5TUTc

And he's put out a song to celebrate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8o6pcqBW4k

UK drill's tribute to MJ. It's quite catchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYirgnKnwzY

Frosty got over a million views last year on a tune he put out on his own channel with no video when he was locked up. His flow is so laid back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My05cYX_2iM

As is SL's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVCyTpxIO4c

Aitch always sounds like he needs to blow his nose

paolo, Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:09 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOnnE5BYttA

Bstep, Monday, 9 March 2020 19:46 (eight months ago) link

That's cold. D Double has a good voice for drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg2dmvvew_o&feature=youtu.be

We have a coronavirus drill track, and it's actually quite good. Looks like these lads were right about wearing masks all along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUKlIHIYvAw

Ill Blu do drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCTupAH_AMA

Pete and Bas do drill with some Irish and Australian guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVJNwJIiI2A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU88O-xnn4s

New Yxng Bane with another wavy one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlNNl5oifMY

This is Aitch's best work so far, and one of AJ Tracey's best as well

paolo, Friday, 20 March 2020 09:44 (eight months ago) link

Hmm the coronavirus track doesn't seem to be linking properly. It's called Spreadin' (Coronavirus) by Psychs

Also I hope you're all as excited as I am to learn that Ruff Sqwad's long lost grime classic R U Double F is getting a vinyl release

paolo, Friday, 20 March 2020 09:50 (eight months ago) link

absolute stone cold unimpeachable A+++ banger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3C5NMEek-E

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:10 (eight months ago) link

coronavirus track is a bop too

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:12 (eight months ago) link

Ill Blu drill track rules.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 March 2020 16:26 (eight months ago) link

i like that v9 joint

Bstep, Friday, 20 March 2020 21:12 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

There's a new album out from Skepta, Chip and Young Adz. I've not heard the whole thing but what I have heard hasn't been that great tbh. Young Adz gets on my wick

paolo, Saturday, 4 April 2020 11:12 (seven months ago) link

chat with my oldest just led me to Headie One's "Gang". loving this, it's moving as fuck

Kier today, Dom tomorrow (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:37 (seven months ago) link

late to this, but was this never posted in last year's thread? madness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouCuyQI9pXc
Young T & Bugsey ft. Headie One • Don't Rush

couldn't find their previous (and even bigger) hit either, tho it was nommed in the EOY Tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng83tmoQ3yU
Young T & Bugsey ft. Aitch • Strike A Pose

see they just dropped an album as well, gonna have to check it out

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 5 April 2020 21:10 (seven months ago) link

I think I meant to post Don't Rush in here but didn't. I wasn't feeling Strike A Pose so much

paolo, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:43 (seven months ago) link

Headie says he's done with drill. It looks like he's going to try for mainstream success, and good luck to him

paolo, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:45 (seven months ago) link

“Don’t Rush” my favourite of the two by far as well. It’s so good.

xp

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:57 (seven months ago) link

Judging by his Twitter right now, Tempa T has gone way off the deep end.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 13:40 (seven months ago) link

i don't follow uk rap but holy shit @ this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwNQVZlQv4

carin' (map), Friday, 26 June 2020 17:45 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

That's a good one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktFemM-LNPU

Lady Leshurr (Ft Busy Signal) Quaranting - Lady Lesh with another rona related track with a video she made in her (and Busy Signal's) house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izsnQ0SXFyQ

Digga D - Woi - Digga's out, and he's celebrating his freedom by making a bunch of stupid noises in his new tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh527R4vcwA

Unknown T - Daily Duppy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNYMxS9NiiI

Unknown T - Deh Deh - UT's workrate has been mad since he beat his case, and he's getting better as well, flow is super smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz4ntytaF-M

MizOrMac - Say Mizzy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYMByO4syZE

(Zone 2) Karma - Weirdest Zoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3IXko6Ups

AJ Tracey & Mabel - West Ten - Have a summery UKG tune. Not grime or rap but where else am I going to post it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIhWBhf1lPY

Ghetts — Mozambique (feat. Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly) - Ghetts with something a bit different from his usual output. Beat samples his classic tune Top 3 Selected, great vocals from Moonshild Sanelly and a vid that's better than the average

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QewcUYbSBjY

Crazy Titch - Puff Chest - Speaking of grime OGs, Titch has a new one out. Still locked up AFAIK so I don't know how this was recorded. Definitely not done on a phone

paolo, Saturday, 11 July 2020 13:44 (four months ago) link

Sign the Justice for Titch petition - https://www.change.org/p/criminal-cases-review-commission-justice-for-titch-everyone-deserves-a-fair-trial

paolo, Saturday, 11 July 2020 13:51 (four months ago) link

This is a golden age for UK MCs right now. The overall standard isn't as good as it was in the glory days of grime but it's not far off.

paolo, Saturday, 11 July 2020 13:53 (four months ago) link

d double live set! i don't know his music that well so plz lemme kno if u guys know the names of any of these trax! thx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ECpzj5piw

Bstep, Friday, 17 July 2020 17:49 (four months ago) link

new UT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVfAACUtpSY

Bstep, Friday, 17 July 2020 20:02 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHHxbQLq9kM

Bstep, Saturday, 18 July 2020 19:03 (four months ago) link

Liking the new Homerton. I don't think there's any D Double tunes in that set, it's him (and his pals) MCing over a bunch of beats. In grime radio sets and live shows you'll have the DJ playing the riddims and the MCs will spit over them. It won't be like a rap show where you perform the track live.

These are my favourite D Double solo tunes:

Birds In The Sky
Street Fighter
Anger Management
Signal
Bad 2 Tha Bone

paolo, Saturday, 18 July 2020 22:01 (four months ago) link

I will eat my stereo if the bars from at least two of those don't appear in that set.

Matt DC, Saturday, 18 July 2020 22:50 (four months ago) link

really enjoy those bars on Puff Chest

def seems like a great time to be into british mcing

corrs unplugged, Friday, 24 July 2020 09:48 (four months ago) link

The Unknown T mixtape is terrific.

Matt DC, Friday, 24 July 2020 09:53 (four months ago) link

Got a couple of UK collabs with high profile MCs for ya. Octavian and Headie doing us all proud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp2ewwk6u8M

Octavian - Rari (Chapter 1) (Official Video) ft. Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQriFAMBRs

Headie One x Drake - Only You Freestyle - Drake still using the UK slang, you love to see it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFiAardZ9gM

Loski x MizOrMac - On Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUa7oszDjd4

Ivorian Doll - Body Bag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qmb86mkD3s

(Zone 2) Trizzac x (YPB) BGody - CD. Trizzac sez “We ride on men not mice, call LR Lenny because of his size”. I think we need more references to classics of twentieth century US literature in drill.

paolo, Friday, 31 July 2020 14:59 (four months ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/31/headie-one-in-prison-the-only-thing-not-taken-away-from-you-is-yourself

Headie One's done an interview in the Guardian. They've done a few features on drill but not much. As far as I know the most exciting thing to happen in UK music in years is being completely ignored by the rest of the media apart from outlets that specialise in urban music.

paolo, Friday, 31 July 2020 15:04 (four months ago) link

Apart from when someone commits a crime of course.

paolo, Friday, 31 July 2020 15:07 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

late to this, but was this never posted in last year's thread? madness!

Young T & Bugsey ft. Headie One • Don't Rush

― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 5 April 2020 22:10 (four months ago) bookmarkflaglink

Guess who else is feeling this one...

Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer—including songs from some of the artists at this week’s @DemConvention. Hope you enjoy it. pic.twitter.com/2ZFwdN46jR

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2020

paolo, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:11 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7ju0kXUe7Q

Fredo - Daily Duppy - I'm not the biggest Fredo fan but this is ace, one of the best things I've heard from him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx8yFZYif_U

(Zone 2) Kwengface - Swing It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h1k_6cX9Ok

D Power Diesle X Skepta - Sniper - Skepta on grime for the first time in a while. He's still got it.

paolo, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

i really like 'sniper'

btw i am v thankful for your work in this whole thread paolo even though i never comment.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:04 (three months ago) link

You're welcome!

paolo, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:02 (three months ago) link

I honestly don't know what to do with the information that Obama is repping for Young T & Bugsey.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:05 (three months ago) link

And Headie One!

paolo, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:12 (three months ago) link

that song blew up like crazy worldwide, TikTok dance challenge and all - so much so that it actually reached the Billboard Hot 100 (#56 according to Wikipedia), possibly a first for a track from this scene?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:12 (three months ago) link

btw i am v thankful for your work in this whole thread paolo

faxx 📠📠📠

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgrdpEowR4s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtOJfipHcdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opmpN5WJcjE

Bstep, Thursday, 20 August 2020 22:28 (three months ago) link

Not sure about that new Dizzee track. There's an album out in October I think.

paolo, Friday, 21 August 2020 08:17 (three months ago) link

okay, I’ll try one more time:

Bstep, for searching purposes and as backup for when these links get broken (bound to happen sooner or later), would it be too much to ask you to provide track info when posting YouTubes or other links?

Too many threads have turned into broken link wastelands already.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 21 August 2020 08:59 (three months ago) link

I'm no developer but I imagine something could be done to auto c/p Youtube titles into posts

corrs unplugged, Monday, 24 August 2020 13:42 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

dizzee set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvB3G1ZBKeI

Bstep, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 19:49 (two months ago) link

It's a shame he felt the need to do Holiday and Bonkers at the end. Some of the very best grime ever in there though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMPr9XXGymA&ab_channel=HeadieOne

Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different. This is pop drill done properly and shows how this sound can go mainstream. Would have been nice if AJ and Stormzy's verses were longer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjN2RhRyi8k&ab_channel=LadyLeshurr

Lady Leshurr - #UNLESHED 4. Lady Lesh is better at drill than almost all drillers, and she wears a big sombrero in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJM_fNzkfw&ab_channel=AbraCadabra

Abra Cadabra Ft. RV x Kush x Double Lz x Bandokay x Lowkey x Dezzie - On Deck Remix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwFu3nE1bNc&ab_channel=GRMDaily

Frosty Ft. Unknown T - Under Surveillance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpZ31h78EMY&ab_channel=GRMDaily

K-Trap - Whip That Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPe5tzoprOw&ab_channel=GRMDaily

Sykes Beats ft. #OFB Dezzie & Headie One - Chop It. I think Dezzie is my favourite new driller this year, even though he has a bit of a lisp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey5uynrMyOE&ab_channel=BigFrisVEVO

Frisco - Red Card (Official Video) ft. Skepta, Jammer, JME, Shorty. This is the best grime beat I've heard in ages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hze3Z4M-mbU&ab_channel=GRMDaily

Crazy Titch - Twice. Speaking of grime OGs, Titch has another new one. Sign the Justice For Titch petition here - https://www.change.org/p/criminal-cases-review-commission-justice-for-titch-everyone-deserves-a-fair-trial

paolo, Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:01 (two months ago) link

Ah fuck. I think I see what's happened there. Let's try again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMPr9XXGymA&ab

Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different

paolo, Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:32 (two months ago) link

Goddamnit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMPr9XXGymA

Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different

paolo, Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:34 (two months ago) link

There we go. YouTube have put some bullshit on the end of their URLs with the channel name and what have you so you need to take that out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjN2RhRyi8k

Lady Leshurr - #UNLESHED 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJM_fNzkfw

Abra Cadabra Ft. RV x Kush x Double Lz x Bandokay x Lowkey x Dezzie - On Deck Remix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwFu3nE1bNc

Frosty Ft. Unknown T - Under Surveillance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpZ31h78EMY

K-Trap - Whip That Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPe5tzoprOw

Sykes Beats ft. #OFB Dezzie & Headie One - Chop It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey5uynrMyOE

Frisco - Red Card (Official Video) ft. Skepta, Jammer, JME, Shorty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hze3Z4M-mbU

Crazy Titch - Twice

paolo, Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:44 (two months ago) link

thanks for the recommends!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:36 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-THyj_xY9Xk

Bstep, Friday, 11 September 2020 18:24 (two months ago) link

Dottz • Electric Slide

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 11 September 2020 20:55 (two months ago) link

Yeah that's great! I've been enjoying a lot of these recommendations lately, thanks.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 12 September 2020 17:26 (two months ago) link

You're welcome!

paolo, Sunday, 13 September 2020 10:13 (two months ago) link

been sleeping on this thread all year, but I just heard the brilliant chorus to Pa Salieu's "Betty" and afaict (lots of dead vids with no labels upthread) it was never posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhmT77slD78

rob, Saturday, 19 September 2020 13:48 (two months ago) link

vybz does drill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHx7oiFmMJo

Bstep, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 03:49 (two months ago) link

^^^ Vybz Kartel ft. Sikka Rymes, Lisa Mercedez & Massive B • Badman

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 09:26 (two months ago) link

afaict (*lots of dead vids with no labels upthread*) it was never posted*

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 09:28 (two months ago) link

That Pa Salieu tune hasn't been posted so thanks for sharing, it's a good one. He's making a name for himself in the scene. Loving his Afro-style approach to drill. The Vybz Kartel one is good too. He's got a great voice for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxTV3vODb3s

Pa Salieu - My Family feat BackRoad Gee - Here's another new Pa Salieu. Backroad Gee seems to be becoming the Tempa T of drill, ie he's not the best MC technically or lyrically but he shouts a lot and gets everyone gassed up. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM2Q6MAtcb8

Big Shaq - Anti Freestyle - Shaq is actually a good rapper. I've said it before but it bears repeating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kLt711HESg

M1LLIONZ - LAGGA - M1llionz visits Kenya. There's a lot more weaponry on show in this than you'd see in a vid shot in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0mlxTVludQ

Teeway - Dinner Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMVOMfjPy4I

Dutchavelli - Bando Diaries (Remix) [feat. OneFour, Kekra, Noizy & DIVINE] - Dutch has brought along drillers from Australia, France, Albania and India for this remix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JrlzjIeF6s

DigDat - Assassin Creed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajvIxmkvOG0

Morrisson - Brothers (Official Video) ft. Jordan

paolo, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:42 (two months ago) link

All of these Pa Salieu tunes are brilliant, I'm not so into drill but the injection of energy here is fantastic.

Matt DC, Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:18 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2YFJ2b_WEQ

Bstep, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 23:12 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjiZvK7xKY

Chip - Flowers - Chip sends for Stormzy! And it's a good one, just as good as any of Wiley's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysn6r11-Fz4

Chip - Killer MC - I'm not sure if this is a Stormzy send or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAgw9YWY-A

Unknown P - Diss & Chips (Stormzy & Chip Beef) - Posh driller Unknown P with his thoughts on the matter. He's a comedy MC but he's just as good a rapper as most drillers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXb3qLYTqbY

Potter Payper - When I Was Little - Potter with a conscious one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qUFo86oaLI

#OFB BandoKay & Double Lz Featuring Abra Cadabra - BLM - A rare conscious drill track that also samples 'Spiders' by Coldplay. Makes sense really because drill producers love a bit of minor key piano. There was a grime tune back in the day that sampled this as well (by P Jam iirc). It wasn't very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaMlDJd7rG0

Dizzee Rascal, Smoke Boys - Act Like You Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3pipPosgTs

Smoke Boys Ft. Dizzee Rascal - Justin Bieber - Dizzee and Smoke Boys have done a couple of tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ibYcsJEOo

Dutchavelli - Cool With Me (feat. M1llionz)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR-m5zycBJU

Pa Salieu - Bang Out feat. Gazo [Kwes Darko Remix]

paolo, Friday, 9 October 2020 08:42 (one month ago) link

what do we think of the headie album? listened in the car last night and it's a bit of a hodgepodge, but there are some choice cuts. love the latest young t & bugsey pop-rap collab, the closer with kaash paige, and "parlez-vous anglais" was a lot of fun. my fav new solo track was probably "five figures," which was the one that felt closest to the headspace he was in on gang. the future connection didn't feel as convincing–the novelty of hearing future on a drill beat is cool, but his verse leaves a lot to be desired. idk what to make of the afrobeats section that crops up towards the end, but points to headie for giving it a shot.

glengarry gary beers (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

Only listened a few times but I really like it. Not feeling the pop-rap tunes so much but he's at the stage where he's not going to do a whole album of road tunes so I think he gets the mix right. And it's gone to number one!

Also it doesn't look like Chip's getting a reply from Stormz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLiAIgsXnrk

Bis - Streets - A bit deeper than your average drill tune. Bis would have turned 21 on the day this came out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxgpwRSKspA

Ghetts - IC3 feat Skepta - Ghetts and Skeppy getting political.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYNCQGzCkfA

D Double E - Tell Me A Ting REMIX ft P-Money x Frisco x Backroad Gee x Novelist - Some more veterans on this. I think this is the first time I've heard a drill rapper on a straight up grime beat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqGTrsWHTlA

Loski ft. Popcaan - Avengers - A rare UK/JA collab here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTvh27sr5NQ

Dezzie - Daily Duppy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEUAyneKIlc

Digga D - Chingy (It's Whatever)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37t670fE4Ts

PS Hitsquad - Bruce Willis

paolo, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:56 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OCAcKvahOY

Chip - Ignite (ft. Jme & Dizzee Rascal) - I think this and Dizzee's other recent tune with Chip are the first time he's been on a tune with other high profile MCs since the Roll Deep/BIDC days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sa5GcmqoAc

Dizzee Rascal, Ocean Wisdom - Don't Be Dumb - These two work really well together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khenvzw4mHE

Abra Cadabra - Spin This Coupe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it0TOvEreJ8

BackRoad Gee x Lethal Bizzle x JME - Enough Is Enough - These two tracks could set off some serious moshpit action in normal times. The beat on this one almost sounds like old school grime to me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5dIP5ERe60

K1 N15 - Bando

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAEcmCyEvkU

DigDat - VV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3G-NfxWHJY

Tion Wayne - Deluded (feat. MIST). Love this beat, so cold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk9V7zqYHEk

Russ Millions - Playground Finale

paolo, Saturday, 14 November 2020 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

lots of quality there!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 22:59 (one week ago) link

don't follow this thread too closely so apologies if repost but i really liked this

https://izco.bandcamp.com/album/warrior-chant-ps-in

the late great, Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

maybe it's the pokemon / looney tunes 1-2 in the hook

the late great, Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:12 (one week ago) link

I'm hopelessly obsessed with this M Huncho x Nafe Smallz song, couple other nice moments on the DNA mixtape too. They have good chemistry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTSP7ymYsU

Really liked the Mez album Tyrone 3 that came out last month, I love his beat selection, some of the tracks have that old school grime sound. This one in particular is mad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNAnXH2fnOI

Rollie Pemberton, Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:32 (one week ago) link


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