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Pure Badness!!

2008 saw the release of Wretchrospective from Wretch 32, on that classic was a Diamond of a track by the name of ‘Ina Di Ghetto‘, it featured Grime veteran Ghetto aka Ghetts and Birmingham’s own ‘Badness

Although both the Wretchroboy and Ghetts were on point and delivered quality as expected over the Maniac produced monster track, Badness offered the most catchy part with his delivery of the chorus, since then Badness has been working hard pushing his name and quality music to the public’s ears. Now 2009, I personally did not know what to expect from Badness, a recent appearance on Radio 1’s Tim Westwood show helped establish Badness as a serious artist with a serious talent!

Tracks such as ‘I Know This Girl’, ‘Split Personality’ and ‘Take The Title’ (Available to hear at www.myspace.com/badnessmc) show his array of ability vocally as well as his lyrical skill.

Badness is an animated artist on the mic, blending strong culture, street life, making it enjoyable and without a doubt entertaining.

With the ‘PA/LAVA Eruption’ project out on the 16th of March (Go Cop that!!), Badness will cement his place as one to watch as he continues his rise to the top with his fusion based music, a pioneer even, I can see Badness help many similar artists get the attention and recognition that they need.

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J Will – Deja Vu ft. Wretch 32

With UK hip-hop/Rap and Grime rising heavily and interest increasing across the world, it is now time for the UK to show that we can do R&B as well.

Although considered unknown in the tides of the mainstream, North London’s ‘J Will‘ is definitely rising to the surface with his new single ‘Deja Vu’, featuring one of the country’s most gifted and lyrically talented emcees ‘Wretch 32‘.

Deja Vu is a catchy song without a doubt, and the unique concept only enhances the track’s likability, personally it is Wretch 32’s feature that stands out, adapting to the concept, Wretch 32 really adds depth to the song which already sounds like a hit.

“Maybe could this be another Deja Vu, first you get to know me then we rendezvous, midnight at my apartment..a table for two, you’re so contagious”, sings J Will, his voice is soft and extremely easy to listen to, there are no over-exaggerated attempts to display vocal ability, yet with such ease and smoothness J Will proves his worth as a quality singer. Wretch 32 follows in the same manner as he delivers a smooth verse,

“I’m sayin’ maybe this could be another deja vu, we could rendezvous and end up at the same castle, cah I’m on to you I’ll treat you like the great Arsenal, put you on top of the table and champions league ya, I’m on top of ma game, I bang through the speaker, I’m glad we could team up..love! ..But i feel like I’ve been here before, but this deja vu’s got me feelin’ for more”,

clearly highlighting his status as one of the country’s premier emcees if not artist.

All in all, Deja Vu is a track with a lot of potential to breakthrough into the charts with the right promotion, whilst helping both artists establish a position for themselves among the mainstream’s elite.

Check out his myspace and make sure you listen to ‘Would You Love Me’

See you soon with another big review, I guess you can call it a Deja Vu!!

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