UK Grime Radar
That’s right, the UK Grime Radar’s back and what a week we’ve had!
Another week, another set of big vids from the UK’s Urban superstars; we’ve got videos from Birmingham’s YASeeN RosaY, Charlie Sloth’s ‘Fire in the Booth’ and comeback-kid, Yungen. Want to know what fire’s currently burning up the streets? Read on…
HIT OF THE WEEK: YASeeN RosaY Ft. JayKae & Depzman – 'Night's Young'
This week marked the official debut of Birmingham rapper YASeeN RosaY releasing the stripped back hit, ‘Night's Young’. The single features the spine-chilling vocals of the late, great MC Depzman, and fellow Brum resident JayKae. The West Midlands’ scene has been producing top MCs including the likes of Sox, Lady Leshurr and many more in recent years - which definitely makes it interesting to see what YASeeN is capable of achieving.
This week also had the scene counting down for the release of the ‘Fire in the Booth’ Cypher. The highly anticipated rap-off featured UK hip-hop royalty, such as: Akala, Bella Gotti aka Nolay, Blizzard, Deadly, Ghetts, Mic Righteous, P Money and more, who all took part in the 45 minute cypher. Radio 1 Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth’s UK rap masterpiece saw all 11 featured MCs spitting over classic instrumentals, subsequently sending the internet into a frenzy.
MTV Best of the Best nominee, Yungen is back! The MC makes a welcomed return to the scene with his brand new track, ‘Too Real’. The single, taken from the South Londoner’s upcoming album ‘Project Black & Red’ is slated for release on September 21. This is a truly heart-felt track with a narrative hitting home about the struggles which a lot of the youth of today face. Fellow Play Dirty artists, Krept & Konan can be seen making cameos in the accompanying video. Yungen has definitely set expectations high for his upcoming LP with this release.
Take a listen for yourself, below:
Words: Samuel Alexander