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XX17 Spotify Playlist

With us closer to the end of the year, I’ve curated another playlist, this time a selection of some of the best and underrated Hip-Hop, Grime, Alternative and R&B tracks of the year, thus far. The playlist hosts American, British and French tracks, that varies in tempo and style, featuring the likes of Giggs, PartyNextDoor, Post Malone, Wale, Sampha, Toro Y Moi & many more..

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Saskilla – JD Bag

Following the release of his Godson 1.5 EP, and embarking on a political campaign, the self-proclaimed Grimeminister releases the visuals for the standout, JD Bag.

“I was really out here with a big dream, spittin’ from heart from 15..”

Remaining true to British culture, Saskilla pays tribute to the JD bag. For those that don’t know, the drawstring bag is provided upon purchasing from any JD sports chain stores, the bag went onto become of multipurpose use, whether for your P.E. equipment back in school, a gym bag, or whatever other use you may find for it. It’s popularity went on to encourage the likes of Nike to release drawstring bags within the UK.

Staying on similar nostalgia, Sas reiterates the mindset, emphasising the British heritage, whilst running riot with reason over the beat. Having been in the game for well over ten years, he has had his fair share of ups and downs, and takes the opportunity to reassure listeners to remain positive..

“Man say that they got you..but ain’t got themselves (Don’t take it personal), man give you advice..that’s bad for your health (Don’t take it personal), man lie to your face..scheme on your wealth..(Don’t take it personal)”

The song is almost like a coming of age, as he lyrically states the change of times, highlighting how far the scene has come, with lines like, “20 years ago..I was checking out Ma$e, present day..I’m checking out Dave”. 

For those that have been following the MC, you will no doubt see the positive attitude with which he carries himself, and that has been the case from his arrival in the scene, and so he continues with the aim to inspire, putting his energy to good use, despite the negativity that like so many of us, we continue to overcome. JD Bag is Saskilla in his classic essence but with new levels of maturity and growth, as he continues to pursue further, taking Grime along with him.

“Came in the game with a pure heart…any idea I would share, then I got ripped off..rubbed out, now I’m more grown and aware”

With the visuals equally capturing the tone and feel of the record, from the ground up, courtesy of directing duo of Ruby Seresin & BoyaDee, they’re able to visually interpret the record, with a variety of angles and scenes that help showcase not only the JD bag but also our culture around it.

Keep an ear out for more, as he readies another project in between teaching Jeremy Corbyn how to throw the W up.

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Saskilla – Godson 1.5 EP

“Ooh Ahh Saskilla”

The Greenborough legend (word to Tinie Tempah), Saskilla could be considered a pioneer, when we look back at the classic and definitive Grime anthems, Gash By The Hour is definitely in there. Since, he has given us sound upon sound, style upon style, to most recently, where has working heavily behind the scenes to push the culture forward. He’s definitely playing his part in laying the foundation.

And so he returns to the forefront, with Godson 1.5

The 5 track EP, providing an insight into Saskilla’s evolution as an artist. In an effort to further establish the British perspective, he kicks things off with something very British and relevant to the scene, JD Bag. It’s a great mural of past and present as spins through the production, bringing you up to date. A standout track possibly, Nuttin Like Us, featuring Lady Leshurr & Big Narstie, it has the feel of the ol’ days, but it’s a very current track, with all three delivering on their verses. In regards to his work behind the scenes, the next track is evidence of that, as he enlists the features of Maybach Music Group’s Gunplay and the Bawse himself, Rick Ross, for the DJ Cameo exclusive, also featuring Scruffizzer. Solomons Temple, a track that will definitely go off live, before finishing up with Fam, with verses from Canadian Tre Mission and the legend, Wiley.

Saskilla hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to the music, as ever a component of Grime, he’s certainly someone who has his finger on the pulse, as he looks to elevate the sound higher.


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With around two million myspace views between them, trend setters Boya D and Sas K are established names within the underground, as part of New Brand Flexx, the talented duo have been at the forefront of creativity and innovation as artists in the UK, with hits, shows and adolation in their ammo, it is only fair for them to take a shot at the mainstream.

Having already seen SasKilla perform a few freestyles at a recent video shoot, I kind of knew what to expect, even then he further impressed me, they say two things that an artist needs to be successful is charisma (character as a person, something that fans can take to) and talent (obviously, the main product), Saskilla has both and plenty of it, the best thing about this set however, is Boya D unleashes the flow I knew he was keeping reserve and that was the highlight for me.

this Westwood set features two new artists, who do well, it shows the realness of Boya and Sas, to bring acts through. For me personally the star was Boya, simply because I did not expect it, together both Boya and Saskilla have every reason to make it to the top, this set underlines their versatility, away from loud colours and party tracks, they show that they can emcee at the highest level.

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