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 on Go Left we’re delving into the underground UK hip-hop/rap scene.
We begin the playlist with Maison2500’s “Plan”. Maison’s monotone voice juxtaposes cohesively with the fluttery beat, whilst plotting a plan with his girl.
TB98MAFIA follows with “Legends” featuring model/rapper FD, who stunts, shouts out his scout for signing him and aims for the sky over a tranquil beat. Kieron Boothe is just as chilled on “Blue Skies” produced by KEL, sampling lyrics from Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness”.
Up next is Flowzart with “Anything” featuring EllzBS and Ugo. Produced by Miles Francis, the space drill track is brimming with hot flows and real bars.
Finally, we end with R&B artist Rayf’s vibey “Calling Me (Dun Talkin)”, an auto-tune heavy track with a hard-hitting hook.
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.