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Killa Ki – History of Peckham

With the scene today in such a healthy space, a lot of the substance is fabricated or at least exaggerated. It was a different story some time back, when the authentic nature of what was being said was too real for authorities to glance over. Today we can say it’s just music, but the foundations upon which these tales even exist have been cast aside and more so embedded within the street stories. Peckham in South London had been one of those areas that had garnered a reputation for itself. The first time it really transitioned through music to a high level was with the emergence of Giggs, the content and then the police interference really cemented it, and in regards to music, helped create that moment and will be a part of it’s history. Amongst those transitioning into music, with not only a unique style, but a first hand perspective, was Killa Ki. The sound was Drill before Drill, from the intense production, the flow patterns and the content itself. After a 7 year hiatus he returned last year with Bishop Wid Da Juice, an underrated effort and one of his best, since however, he’s on social media and having observed the state of the scene, finds his place to re-establish himself as one of the originators with his new track, History of Peckham.

The track itself is an adequate reintroduction to Killa Ki aka Yung Hef. Those aware of his music previously will be familiar and those new to him can get a glimpse into who he is, Pecknarm and some of it’s history. As if his words were not certi’ enough, the inclusion of voice clips featuring some of the more influential names from the ‘narm streets, really adds a more official tone. The song overall and Killa Ki’s return brings a new layer to the music, and it’ll be interesting to hear more of the project that’s on the way. You can definitely expect more raw and authentic street raps thats for sure.

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Fem Fel – Jail Tales (BBC Three)

Although many of the others within this unique series have recieved more praise and support, this one is a stand out in my opinion.

Fem Fel:

The instrumental instantly dominates, however, attention should be paid to the content and Fem Fel really makes the most of this opportunity, lyrically captivating, he takes you on a journey into a dark era of his life, emotionally charged, you hear the pain in his voice, like a cry for help as he endures the hardships of being locked up, hearing this is extremely inspiring. This is a positive offering from one of South London’s realest artists. Looking past the glitz and glammer, Fem paints a raw picture of life inside prison, an incredible eye opener for the youth of today who are misguided by the glamorization of such lifestyles.

I salute Fem, for he could have used this to showcase himself, yet he does less of that and more in terms of teaching through his own mistakes, in accordance to what the concept of Jail Tales portrays, this is exactly what was needed.


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