Happy Friday everyone! We’ve made it through a new week! Firstly I want to thank you all recently for the constant support for this blog and the new podcast! I’ve been writing this blog for 3 years this month! Time really flies! I am aware I have cut back with the lyrical analysis on tracks/albums and I assure you all this will be back very soon!
There’s quite a lot of new music to take in this week/weekend but for now, I wanted you all to check out this artist/song I recently discovered!
The song is called “Swear Down” and is by 22-year-old South-East London singer Chace DeVibe. Not only is this guy a talented singer, he is also responsible for producing, shooting and editing his music videos! The song is a nice melodic vibe and the music video is very creative. I can see where the inspiration for his name came from. Music in the UK is shifting and I’m so glad there is finally space to provide recognition for British R&B.
I’m interested to see him develop even more and provide us with more wavy music. For now, have a listen to the song below:
Louis Rei is most known for being a part of the UK trio WSTRN. His distinctive deep voice is usually what makes him stand out. I’ve been a fan of him for a while and believe he is a real talent. He provides personality to every song he features on.
His delivery and punchlines always capture me so I was excited to hear he had his very own Daily Duppy! I was even more pleasantly surprised to hear him on a drill beat!!! Halfway through the Duppy, the beat switches and we hear Louis Rei say “First time doing drill, not first time drilling”. Instantly you’re prepared!! He did himself proud as he rode the drill beat like it was his usual genre! I’ve noticed he’s been doing a lot more features with artists outside of WSTRN and I’m hoping it may lead to some more solo records too. His solo piece on WSTRN’s EP “Double 3AK” called “Bare Wit Me” was when I really saw his potential as a sola artist.
This week’s video pick is from UK upcoming artist Promise!! I’ve been a fan of him since hearing his previous hit “Gara”. His new song is the perfect pick me up as we all prepare for the new lockdown! Promise always seems to have such great production on his songs and this does not disappoint.
This time he wows us with some crazy visuals for his new song “Mad“. The song has a great meaning behind it as Promise reminds us that we should always follow our dreams and try block out those that may not understand your vision. I feel that every song released by Promise is very intentional, it seems that each song has a specific meaning or lesson.
Can’t wait to hear more music from him! Check it out below!
This week’s video pick is the new freestyle from UK rapper Ghetts! It’s crazy to think this is only his first ‘Mad About Bars’ freestyle. Ghetts is one of the best in the grime scene and his witty punchlines and wordplay was evident throughout this whole freestyle. For me, Ghetts, Kano, Chip and Wretch 32 are some of the best when it comes to wordplay in the UK rap scene.
There are so many quotables in this but my favourite lines have to be;
“How can I talk about killing my ops and in the same breath say black lives matter”
“Fill up the lorry with G’s Units…you know what the payola says, the mandem got yayo for days. & I got alot of money in Lloyds Bank, I’m real cakey I’m way overweight. That’s 50 in the rucksack”
“Bar after bar after bar after bar…right now I’m in a drunken state”
“I know Rona’s lurking somewhere, all I can do is pray she don’t come this way”