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Pak-Man – Behind Barz (Take 4)

If you’re talking consistency, or one of the hardest out, you best mention Pak-Man.

There’s few going harder, as the South London rapper continues to elevate with the street rap. The lyrical wordsmith is one of the best with the entrepreneurial raps. With a variety of quotables, this doesn’t dip one bit, if anything, it just gets better as it continues. “Risking my life for this, rich..How i’m tryna live, it was embarrassing..when I never had a thing, now I ring dan..I need 8 grand to grab a ring, 20 on my wrist in the gym while I have a swim, still drippin’, roof still missin’ like Madeline..”. There ain’t many that can talk the talk, let alone as catchy with such a delivery, and maybe it’s a lack of features with notable names, but it’s only a matter of time when the rest will get it. Few are championing him and you won’t always hear the main ones speaking of promoting, but rest assured, with over 130,000 views within a month, Pak ain’t one to be held back and as much as many acts would love a core fanbase like his, he’s only developing it further, and you can see the growth over time, as he shows no signs of slowing down or conforming in his craft. Though the subjects may seem similar, the angles in which he approaches continue to offer versatility with bars like, “I’m sorry for the stress that I caused mum, I was out here tryna stack me some more funds, sorry that I couldn’t be the son that you wanted, you found drugs in my closet..then you flushed all the profit..”. 

“On the block with the junkies, got lost in the game like Jumanji, now my kicks cost me a monkey..”

If you haven’t, make sure you check out his latest release, Still Legendary, as for sure there is more fire to come from one of the hardest working acts out there.

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Mike GLC – Behind Barz

Link Up TV have been on a hot streak with the talents lined up in their Behind Barz series, from Terminator, Reeko Squeeze, and now the veteran wordsmith and hustler, Mike GLC

Most of the younger audiences may have heard his name surrounding the Tulisa drama, but that shit is irrelevant when you realise rapper has actual classics to his name, from ‘Channel U’ days, with tracks like My Life and Make It Home. With that recognisable deep voice with the drawl, he carved his own style, and though of recent he has been more active as an entrepreneur (including his Hit Men Sagas comic), he returns for a fourth edition with a lot to get off his chest. The OG starts it off addressing whoever it applies to, with some real guidance, before an acapella that borderlines into spoken word, with his poetic take on some real experiences based off the street life and eulogies.

There has always been potential for Mike GLC to go further, creating music with authenticity and substance, and so I’m hopeful that there’s more to come.

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Terminator – Behind Barz

One of the most unique on the mic, Terminator returns with this new Behind Barz

“And It’s Tee”

The Tottenham MC is no stranger to controversy, with his distinct style and aggressive content, he has gathered mix responses, but mainly positive from fans and peers alike. As much as people might latch onto the violent content, he has always given a different perspective, there is actually a lot of lessons to be learnt within these bars, and with this take, he definitely emphasises those points, with lines like, “you’re living in the council flat with Balmain attire”, he is really trying to inspire and encourage priorities amongst the youth today. The Edmonton rep and his ‘dark side’ sound is certy in the streets, and where at once it might not have been as applauded, in today’s climate, where artists like Lil B can transcend, it’s perfect for such an artist, and not long after the video dropped, he found himself trending on Twitter, highlighting the interest he commands.

It’s not everyones cup of tea, but for those appreciative of the sound and style, stay locked for more from the North London bad boy.

Also, shout out Link Up, with such a series, allowing artists to showcase further.

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