Go Left 20 January 2017
Author: Benji

Go Left: GRM’s Guide To Alternative Grime, Hip-Hop & R&B [029]

Author Benji
20 January 2017

What’s great about the young and developing scene we have in London (and beyond), is the sheer diversity of it. It seems every day a new artist is coming to our attention, sounding new and innovative and original, yet still so distinctly British.

Artists are getting weird and artists are getting experimental, and it’s due time we started highlighting some of these creatives that may otherwise slip under our radar. With that being said, welcome back to Go Left; GRM’s guide to alternative grime, hip-hop and R&B, the best of what you may not have heard yet.

This week’s Go Left features a handful of quality MCs and producers to keep you on your toes lyrically and sonically.

Jesse James Soloman features yet again with his brooding “GOAT TALK”, which is reminiscent of an Earl Sweatshirt track. Leicester MC Kamakaze and producer Massappeals are up next with “Run 4 Ur Money”, which is taken from their recent EP collaboration for Royal Blud, showcasing Kamakaze’s blistering flow and Massappeals’s raw grime instrumentals.  

London rapper Banditsu continues the hard-hitting trend alongside Che Lingo with his banger “Art Of War” produced by Ekho, whilst South London rapper Kaiz Silver’s bold remix of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” gives the soul hit a British makeover, produced by Luke Warm.    

Finally, Bristol producer Lemzly Dale allows us to end with a vibe, remixing AJ Tracey’s lyrically satisfying “Red Bull” featuring YGG.

We will be uploading more alternative videos onto our YouTube channel. If you fit in with those who don’t fit in, are part of the Go Left gang and have something wavy for us, send an email to [email protected].

If you liked this, check out last week’s playlist here.