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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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ShaqyDread – Ready Up Steady Up

The versatile North London act kicks 2018 off with this new effort, Ready Up Steady Up

When people complain that the track isn’t long enough, that’s really a compliment, and that’s been said about this, as Shaqy delivers his raw vocals over the uptempo drill production, by Freebase & Walkz. There’s vulnerability in his tone, and it fits, with the heartfelt nature, as he sings, “Had to kick the door in, they didn’t want to let me in, they got sister in the can, I’m with my bruddas in the streets..”, highlighting his struggles as an artist, his sister being locked up (Free up sis!), and his intentions to prevail, and maybe that’s just it, it’s a track that would resonate with many, and just as it builds up, it’s over. His voice has that command, and listeners want to hear more. The positive thing is, he is working constantly, creating new styles and sounds as he looks to hit all angles, so most definitely keep an ear out for the Tottenham talent.

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ShaqyDread – Nah Easy

The Tottenham up-and-comer has shown versatility from his early freestyles, his then blend of trap styles with the soulful vibes, to this riddim. Presenting you with ShaqyDread – Nah Easy:

Produced by Prince Galalie (notably worked with Wizzy Wow), this summer vibe can be played all year round, it’s easy listening, with a fusion of Island flair. With it’s catchy lines, it’s a nice lickle sing-a-long tune, with the homage to Gyptian’s hit Hold Yuh, it’s certainly capable to introduce that vibe in a dance for sure.

Stay tuned for more from ShaqyDread, as the new class of Tottenham talent emerges.

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