It’s pretty damn depressing that we’re half way through 2016 already, but luckily there’ve been plenty of awesome tunes dropping recently to keep us distracted.
Check out our favourite tracks from the last 31 days:
We’ve been big into Wretch 32 for a long time now, and ‘Antwi‘ is a powerful tune. Impactful in every way, this track was written as a heartfelt tribute to the famous music exec, Richard Antwi. Next level emotional, ‘Antwi’ is an expression of gratitude, dedicated to a very important person in the Wretch 32 story.
Following on from their 2014 collab ‘Who Do You Love?’, Drake and YG are back at it with ‘Why You Always Hatin’?’. Premiered on OVO Sound Radio, Drake spits a verse, but most interestingly, the hook is rapped by rising star, Kamaiyah. Making some serious noise in the West Coast hip hop scene, we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from her.
Even after things with Chip died down, Bugzy Malone has gone from strength to strength, well and truly putting Manny on the map. A biographical track like no other, ‘Moving’ is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity set to a heavy beat. Big up, Bugzy. More of this, please.
Chip – Can’t Run Out Of Bars
It’s probably a bit controversial to follow a Bugzy tune up with something from Chip, but that’s what we’re about. Featuring a sinister circus-themed beat, ‘Can’t Run Out Of Bars’ is typical Chip: hard hitting lyrics delivered with mad energy. Not sending for anyone for the first time since forever, ‘Can’t Run Out Of Bars’ reminds us that Chip doesn’t need a clash to deliver the goods.
Following on from the success of ‘Naila’, up and coming grime MC, AJ Tracey, takes to the mic once more for ‘Thiago Silva’. Set to a beat heavily inspired by Prince Rapid’s ‘Pied Piper’, ‘Thiago Silva’ mixes new talent with a classic riddim. And in case you missed it, the video also features AJ repping the Air Max Mercurial R9. Just sayin’.
Craig David used to be a pretty big deal, until he basically disappeared off the face of the Earth. Not many music artists would ever recover from that, but somehow the guy who once dominated the UK garage scene has managed to get back on top. Smashing out banger after banger over the last few months, ‘One More Time’ is no exception.
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