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Tinchy Stryder – GAME OVER ft. Giggs, Pro Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk

With the current dominance of Urban artists and music in general within the charts, it is safe to say that the scene is being recognized, regardless of who or how, the fact that so many artists are able to crossover into mainstream status and be considered household names is a big accomplishment for an ever-growing industry.

So no greater way to celebrate such an achievement than with a track like this.

GAME OVER:

As Tinchy Stryder prepares to release his new album Third Strike, he brings us this monstrous anthem, featuring a plethora of talent, the best thing about this line-up is its range of diversity.

1. Giggs, the elite rapper kicks it off with his distinct raw style & sound, cementing his authority on the track as well as the industry (despite their efforts to restrict his movement),

2. Pro Green, the quirky wordsmith is finally reaping rewards for all his hard work and takes this in his stride with a cocky yet clever lyrical combination,

3. Tinie Tempah, the two-time number 1 star is on a successful role and his delivery on this is a testament to his growth from chart newcomer to a resident member of that premier section of artists.

4. Devlin has made a huge impact in the scene, having been a dominant name within the Grime scene for years, the youngster makes the leap into chart status and he does not hold back on this, definitely one of the better verses.

5. Example, this verse was a complete surprise to many, he deserves his place but he really takes this opportunity and puts it in a headlock, merging a new and old school style with his own delivery, it strangely reminds me of Roots Manuva at times, it is without doubt a really good effort.

6. Chipmunk, i think everybody expected more from the young mainstream phenom, however it a bad verse, its cocky, confident and raw, reminds me of Dubz at one point, which can’t be a bad thing. Munk’s offering definitely takes time to grow in comparison to the others but good none the less.

7. Tinchy Stryder, Cloud 9 Strydes steps up to platform and truly delivers, considered my most as one of the best verses we have heard from him in a while, he definitely switches the level for this one and stamps his mark within the game.

Together, these seven artists really take a stand for the scene, showing variety as well as unity among artists in every tier of the charts.

Here is the Mobo performance:
[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCnpQcWSods]
To me this appeared like the TV series Heroes, at one point you have each artist on one stage with their own “power”, an immense occasion in the scene’s history.

Bonus: there is no way i could leave this out..

Sway really delivering something spectacular as he promotes his new mixtape The Delivery 2

Also:
Giggs – Hustle On OUT NOW!
Devlin – Runaway OUT NOW!

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Devlin – Giant

One of the ‘realest’ artists in the UK scene, continues to make his mark on a mainstream level with this new release:

Something different, as far as production, but Devlin manages to maintain his own style that fans will be pleased to hear, complete with complicated lyricism, Devlin shines on this polished underground-sounding crossover effort, I think it allows new fans to not judge his content on the intensity of the beat, therefore he will no doubt have all the attention on his lyrics, which will no doubt gain him more fans, an overall good song, no doubt, easing himself onto a higher platform as a more inspirational emcee, one the UK should definitely be proud of.

The video is good, it has an epic feel to it and introduces Devlin nicely, featuring cameos from Ghetto and Griminal, this video can do the Dagenham soldier no harm as he rises to further prominence.

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Devlin (Interview)

Grime’s boy wonder in conjunction with Adidas, RWD mag and London 2012:

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Ghetts – Skadoosh ft. Maxsta & Dolla Da Dustman

While 2009 saw some positivity with many urban artists breaking through into the charts, it also saw the negative with many artists being blackballed, Giggs prevailed and recently signed a contract with XL recordings, so there is hope and nobody deserves some mainstream recognition than of the elite emcees in the Grime scene..Ghetts.

Here is the new video for Skadoosh ft. Maxsta & Dolla Da Dustman:

As a fan of Ghetts, you beleive in his talent and you cannot help but to expect nothing but the best, so at first instance this track deceives those expectations, however this strangely allows you to focus more on Ghetts and his flow really provides the track with much needed depth, Ghetts reaches out to up and coming emcee Maxsta (also from East London) as well as long time collaborator and friend Dolla, both features deliver, Maxsta (who is one of the artists I tipped last year after hearing one of his sets) has progressed well since, now working with some of the best in the scene, this track is an obvious example of his development thus far, with Dolla stepping up to lay down his opinions to those who feel he has fallen off. The video is a light hearted portrayal of the artists within a dark themed set, featuring a host of cameos including appearances from Mz Bratt, Devlin and Griminal, the video is directed by Digital Dan, who uses his abilities to capture the right vibe and offer the track a matching visual.

Skadoosh is taken from the forthcoming mixtape ‘Calm Before The Storm’, which will then set you up for the new album, ‘Rebel With A Cause’, so look out for more from Ghetts (aka Ghetto) as he looks set to start the year off his way.

This image shows how far the scene has come..

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Devlin – Community Outcast

The voice of England is back, while most artists are out to make money and speak on lavish matieralistic content, Devlin has always remained true to his surroundings.

If Devlin wanted, he could see fame and fortune with one commercial single, he has the talent to do so, however a true artist, a true love for music, Devlin sticks to real content, offering a voice for the people.

Community Outcast is a perfect example, after the success of London City (an ode to a night out), he returns with the realism that many choose to ignore, with the talent to stand up against the best of the best, he uses it for good, his narration of situations is second to none, this is a gripping song, it highlights problems that many face, and he does it so well.

A natural story teller, Devlin steps into the shoes of various people, lyrically portraying their struggle and making complete sense whilst doing so.

This song speaks for itself, with the added visuals courtesy Digital Dan, Digital is more than a friend to me, he is a talented individual who shares the passion of promoting the UK’s original and multi-talented scene through his lens to our screens, he does not receive as much praise as he deserves but all shall come in due course. Together, Dan and Devlin repeat the success of London City with this new and outstanding masterpiece, expect more to come.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

Devlin, the epitome of a Realist

Devlin, the epitome of a Realist

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Devlin – London City

Devlin has been a prominent fixture in the ever rising Grime scene, considered as Ghetts’ protege, Devlin is one of the founding members of the highly respected and even feared collective, ‘The Movement’ along with Wretch 32, Mercston, Ghetts and Scorcher. Numerous mixtapes, verses, freestyles and features kept his name within talk of the future of the scene, for a while though as artists began to establish themselves further, we did not hear much from Devlin.

Until now:

Devlin returns with an anthem for the city, a feel good song that feels as real as it sounds, lyrically honest, Devlin manages to capture the atmosphere well, it reminds me of The Streets – Blinded By The Lights, only in the sense that it’s a night out track but slow in tempo, it tells a story, almost as if your with Devlin on a night out in London City.

The video compliments the song well, directed by Digital Dan, one of the hardest working directors in the scene, putting Devlin into the spotlight, capturing him well with landscapes of London, to be honest, like the London Eye and Big Ben we should be proud of Devlin and the quality he possesses as an artist. Cameos from Ghetts, Griminal & Lil’ Nasty add a certain level of excitement, Ghetts has taken both Devlin and Griminal under his wing as he helps to establish the two undoubtly talents, it adds to the song and videos feel good vibe.

London City, is a great track as Devlin makes a return to the scene, to claim his spot as one of the best the UK has to offer.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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