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Wholagun – Savage Sundays (Episode 1)

The underrated Wholagun follows up last year’s Solution To The Problem (album) with a new series, titled Savage Sundays..

“How they ballin’ but they tickin’ their grub, I just went out on a mission..now I’m missin’ the plug”

For Episode 1, he tackles the Classic Bravehearts – Oochie Wally instrumental, and while the lyrics at times can be similar (with it’s heavy trap content), he’s one of the few who can switch the flow up with the tempo, and it’s just that with this one.

“Like, why you waste my time? I won’t even touch him, I just take my line, take the sim and say goodbye..”

In a time where many trying to cement themselves in this game are doing more than just the music, it’s great to see a talent stick to the craft, executed in a different style. I’m definitely intrigued to hear what beat he’s flowing on next week.


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Jordan Kyreem – Speeding

New York has recently been gaining some more traction (though not entirely for the right reasons), and while the negatives may overshadow the music itself, the positive is that there is an abundance of music flowing, bringing us to one of the up and comers, Jordan Kyreem. The young rapper has been experimenting through previous releases (such as Out The Gate), and it appears that he’s getting closer with this new offering, Speeding.

Produced by Dutch talent, UNRTHDX, the ambient sounds with that intense synth occasionally striking through like lightning, provides more than just a base, allowing Jordan to switch between a mellow and hype rap in his verses, plus the melodic chorus, really combines to create an overall good track, with his vocals matching (and enhancing) the feel of the production. Whilst I might be bias with the Akira-inspired artwork, this is my favourite track from him thus far, and I would encourage a project around it, especially as there is clearly a dope chemistry between Unrthdx and himself.



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Prime Boys – Tinted

For some years now, I’ve been singing the praises of Jimmy Prime, Donnie and Jay Whiss, the trio collectively known as Prime Boys. With every review, I find myself referring to them as, “the 6’s best kept secret”, due to the fact that they have consistently put out some of the highest quality of music and visuals, yet tend to be overlooked. Despite their lack of commercial success, talent can only be denied for so long and as they steadily rise up the underground, they return with Tinted.

Tinted sees the trio link up with longtime collaborator Murda Beatz, as they bring you into their lives, as they do it big, living life in the fast lane on that money chase and avoiding the hate that comes with it. The hustle-centric anthem kicks off with Jimmy at his braggadocios best, dominating from the get go with his varying and catchy flow, he sets the tempo with lines like, “Saks Fifth…run it up for practice, Cos’ I can’t bring this money to the casket..”. Donnie steps up for the second verse, with that aggressive drawl, as he skates on the beat, and might have one of my favourite verses (if not lines) with, “They trying their hardest to find me, trying their hardest to line me, Prime Boys like the Isleys, all of this moneys contagious, we doing shit for the ages.. “. I’ve previously described abstract rapper Donnie as Canada’s Quavo, with his unique sound and versatile style as influential on verses as it is with the hooks, and as much as I don’t want to do the comparisons, together, the Prime Boys could be seen as the Migos, more so for their chemistry, the unity between them, their flare for fashion and individual abilities, which combined make for great music. One of the more traditional rappers of the group, Jay Whiss adds to his dope hook with yet another strong verse, from the flexing, “moved to the burbs…I see horses out my window, like the time my wrist glow..”, to the darker, “Man I lost so many people…I stopped keeping count, luckily these pills help me even out, Whiss is getting money..guess the secrets out, and I got a couple shooters that I keep around”. 

One of the reasons I rate them highly is their production value, matching the levels of quality of the songs, Tinted, rather than the regular videos we’re often used to, continues along the cinematic lines which I’m accustomed to from them, as these (literally) icy visuals have them whizzing their quad bikes through the ice, balanced with the separate black and white backdrops (sporting their Prime merch), down to the escalade blown up at the end. Where many may have appeared bitter or even given up, with the help of the team (the members behind the scenes) altogether, Prime Boys continue to make waves and grow on their own terms, establishing themselves not just as some of the best talent in Canada, but globally.

Click the artwork below to view their official site, a hub for not just Prime but a curation of all things cool.



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Dukus – Going Nowhere

“Telling me how I should do shit, when they can’t do their own shit..”

Following up from his previous project Alpha, Dukus continues to blend the flavours, dropping his new track, letting you know he isn’t Going Nowhere..


An incredibly talented producer, Dukus has supplied the vibes for top tracks within the country, and in the past couple years looked to establish himself as an artist in his own right. After the moderate success, both in front and especially behind the boards, he has been steadily working away, and since releases Going Nowhere, an inspiring, mid-tempo statement of a track, combining his abilities as a producer and vocalist, asserting not only his mindset but intentions as he looks to continue the hard work and further develop as a staple in music today.


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Calley – No Days Off ft. Young Spray & Shef

Calley, better known as Calibars, has always been praised for his lyricism, however at a time where there was not much light shone on Rap, his style and music struggled to fully connect with audiences. Sometimes, the artist might just be too good with the words and it goes over people’s heads, which was the case a lot of times with him. So now in a new space and a new name, Calley looks to realign himself with the best, and he’s taking no days off..

No Days Off is the motive, regardless of the hustle, the grind doesn’t stop, and after his return with last month’s Doner Rap, Calley’s new track is sentiment to just that (featuring Mr RTM himself..Young Spray and up and comer Shef), as he looks to keep his foot on the pedal. While Doner Rap was straight bars to digest, No Days Off is more of a structured track, with it’s melodic hook and choice of features. Calley himself is rapping with that signature flow that we’ve come to appreciate from him, and though Doner Rap might have been more captivating, this flow blends well with the distinct tone of Young Spray, who matches Calley with a strong verse, as both ‘certi’ rappers further complimented with newcomer Shef, who really holds the track together with his catchy chorus.

Definitely pleased to hear more from Calibars Calley, and if Trap rap sandwiched in metaphors and punchlines is your thing then definitely stay tuned to one of London’s most underrated.

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Youngs Teflon – Fire Water

With a project released each year for the last couple years, South London’s prince of rap has been on a consistent rise, leading to a feature and appearance on Giggs’ Landlord album and tour, finishing off the year well with the release of his South London Press project. Not looking to slow down in the slightest, he gives us Fire Water..

Fire Water is Tef further establishing his lane, like his position in the game, it’s sits comfortably between Drill and Rap, as he skips across the production with the catchy flow. There’s a fine line between rapping about things that you can’t believe someone so deep in the game to be doing, but as he’s still on somewhat of a come-up, it works well, but what I like most is that he’s able to draw the parallels between the street and rap life, without it being so in-depth, you can get the “road” lingo and experience whilst he’s motivating and describing the come up itself, holding importance as he has always been heralded for his lyricism.

The video helps bring the vibe to life, bring the heat in the snow, as he’s really just having fun with the mandem, and as people love visuals, it will surely help push the song further for those that might have slept on it.

It might not be his best song thus far or the big single, but rather feels like the start to a rollout towards the anticipated new project, however, it not only provides insight into the direction he’s taking, but we get to hear the improvement, in delivery, his thought process, which only raises the interest for his dedicated core fanbase, who will definitely be awaiting some new material from one of the scene’s unsung heroes.


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Shaqy Dread – Local

The Tottenham talent follows Ready Up Steady Up with this new video, letting them know he’s Local

Produced by CeeFigz and The Beat Boss (both individually responsible for a host of hot tracks), they help set tempo with a movie score-like production, which Shaqy effortlessly tackles to create a scene in itself. Local is one of Shaqy’s more defined sounds as he continues to develop, with his harmonising rap style fitting right over the production. It’s most definitely one of his better tracks, it certainly helps to work with not one but two talented and experienced producers, and while his versatility means you can expect different styles to come, I can see him carving this lane out for himself, as there are not too many who appear as comfortable as he does here. The concept is not as unique but it’s definitely relatable, and it’s further emphasised by his delivery.

As someone who has observed his development thus far, it’s encouraging to see the improvement and as he continues to create more, you will no doubt hear more of his soulful trap sounds.


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Manga Saint Hilaire – My One/God Save The Queens

Riding high off the critically acclaimed Outbursts From The Outskirts, Manga drops the visuals for the female empowering My One/God Save The Queens

The success of his project was not just based on sound and style, but concept too, delivering a dominant Grime project that showcased the evolution, not short of substance, and this record is an example of just that. Paying homage to the queens, it’s very rare to get such a song, especially on such a tempo, it’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think Grime (but that’s why he deserves the praise), far removed from the derogatory stances we’ve been accustomed to, it’s a more positive and praising outlook. Acknowledging the strength and inner beauty of the woman, and crowning them as such. The video is a cool representation of just that, down to the inclusion of snapchats of a variety of ages, ethnicities, shapes and sizes, especially with Goldie’s hilarious (but true) outro, you’re all queens!



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Reese LaFlare – Drip Like That

Atlanta rapper/skater/flexer Reese has been working away, with a slew of (solo and collaborative) projects and found himself on the rise with tracks like Gold House and Just Saying. There’s always those up and coming acts who influence the already established in regards to style and it can be said that Reese is one of those, currently working on his debut album, he drops Drip Like That as a taster of what to expect..

Flowing over the Al B Smoov production, it’s a cool lil’ cut, as he flexes throughout. In regards to his music, I think he’s at a transitional stage, where he’s still developing his sound as it lines up with the appropriate audience. It’s not one dimensional, so you get a range of sounds through his previous efforts, a lot of which others have adopted, and so with the forthcoming album you can expect to get a more assertive representation of him and his style.

The music was at a point overshadowed by supposed tension with Lil Uzi Vert, and maybe people were not paying attention or supporting due to that, but it appears to be a thing of the past as he (fresh off the Nike, Like Mike campaign) looks to further establish himself and his brand.


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BlocBoy JB – Look Alike ft. Drake

I was initially sceptical to review this, with over 11 million views in under a week, there’s really no denying Drake’s starpower. I was listening to Diplomatic Immunity consistently, before the stars aligned and God’s Plan really connected with me, and whilst that track continues to dominate, it goes to show that only one person can compete with Drake, and that’s himself. I almost feel like the song dropped too early, and though I’m sure Memphis rep BlocBoy couldn’t wait soon enough, with God’s Plan dominating the charts, this is clearly positioned as the new underground anthem.

For anyone that raises the point that Drake makes the song his own with the first verse and hook, not only has it introduced the world to BlocBoy JB but may I remind you of when Drake introduced a lot of people to an Atlanta group known as the Migos in similar fashion, and with hard work and consistency, see for yourself. So it’s a great opportunity for the Memphis rapper, and though Drake’s verse is indeed a standout, you naturally find yourself rapping along to JB’s flow also, and with his evident energy and charisma with the dance moves, it looks promising, so whether he becomes an official OVO member or not, it’ll be intriguing to see what he has next in store, but for now can be sure to enjoy the success as Look Alive won’t be dying down anytime soon.


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