Big things happened in May with Skepta’s long awaited debut album finally hitting the shelves and Red Bull announcing their highly anticipated Culture Clash lineup.
As the month came to a close and we cross our fingers and toes for sunshine, it’s time to get a handle on what’s gonna be soundtracking our days and nights. Here’s what stood out…
Massappeals ft. Mez - 'Wheel'
Coco ft. AJ Tracey & Nadia Rose - 'Big N Serious Remix'
Reeko Squeeze - 'Don't Rave Much'
Part of Section Boyz, Reeko ‘risks it for a biscuit’, goes in on a solo hype and of course, rinses it.
Bugzy Malone - 'Moving'
Bugzy reps 0161 and spits bars directly from the heart about his road to success. To echo Charlie Sloth, this guy is a different breed.
Ard Adz X Sho Shallow X S Wavey X J Boy - 'No Hook'
We have a new beef on our hands. ‘No Hook’ sees shots fired at the 67 crew… this could be interesting, whatever will happen next?
London v Midlands | Mind The Gap: The Cypher (Dave, AJ Tracey, Kamakaze, Eyez, Mez, Jammz)
Not a track exactly, but it’s so good I couldn’t not include it. Red Bull have pitted MCs against each other from the Midlands and London, including Dave, Kamakaze and Jammz, in off the scale clash and mixtape, Mind The Gap.
D Dark - 'Anthony Joshua'
‘Go hard like an old school Nokia’ - D Dark takes it way back with a deep riddim and furious bars.
Reeko Squeeze - 'Me Style II'
Yes, his work rate is actually crazy. Had to stick in another number from Reeko Squeeze, this time flaunting smooth beats and bars full of wit and humor.
Rapman - 'South East Road Flow'
As always Rapman champions honesty, realness, and of course, his ends in new track, ‘South East Road Flows’.
Dave x AJ Tracey - 'Thiago Silva'
Filmed in Paris, alongside AJ Tracey, youngster Dave proves his charisma and wit are far beyond his years.