@adidasOriginals x @nigoldeneye x @Stormzy1

Last night saw the premiere of the short film following Stormzy on his recent business venture to Tokyo. Through his sponsorship with Adidas, and a request from the legend that is Nigo, Stormzy was able to fly out to Japan to perform events, and be the face of a fresh new campaign fronted by the sportswear giants.

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After taking the time out to watch the video on the Adidas Originals youtube channel it gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about Nigo’s views and mindset, Stormzy’s current situation and where he is currently at regarding his work, art and lifestyle.

Nigo talks about Stormzy’s videos and how he believes that they bring rap back to the origins of hip-hop and rap. After discussing the topic of rap Nigo states that rap started on the streets and that is a massive factor as to why Stormzy has brought rap back to what it was originally all about. I share similar views as Nigo in the sense that we both believe that rap is too heavily focused on diamonds and cars etc. Over the past decade or two it has swayed way too much towards materialism, and it does need bringing back to it’s roots. Hence why Represent Grime carry such a strong passion for grime music. Grime is so raw and urban and comes from a place where what people talking about is real life and people can relate to it. When Nigo says that Stormzy returns rap back to it’s origins, it is not only a compliment to the man himself, but the grime scene on a whole. Despite Stormzy being extremely unique and his own person, in my eyes Stormzy is a representative of the grime scene on a global basis. We are talking about a young man from South London who has been influenced by ‘old grime heads’ like Dizzee, Wiley, Kano, Skepta etc, so how can he not be a representative? His sound has been influenced by these people and Stormzy is not just a creative artist, he is a grime artist and he is taking this scene and building bridges on a  global basis. So, when Nigo expresses his appreciation for Stormzy’s work, he’s not only expressing his appreciation for Stormzy, but for the art that the whole UK grime scene creates. From Nigo’s brief discussion I came to the conclusion that grime is bringing rap and hip hop back to it’s roots and back to what it really should be about, and it will not be long until the major influential countries like the US will be learning a lot from the UK scene and embracing the culture and approach that we have towards music.

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It is not just music that Stormzy and the grime scene is influencing either. Nigo states that Stormzy’s videos shaped his Adidas collection, and after looking at the Nigo collection you can see how he was influenced by Big Mike’s work. This just shows how powerful, not only grime is, but music in general. Good art can influence the greatest of people and can really get your brain engaged into your work and the ‘don’ that is Nigo has clearly been guided by these art forms.

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Throughout the documentary we are exposed to what is believed to be some new material from ‘Stiff Chocolate’. When listening to his work I was pleased to here how his sound has developed so much since his earlier tracks, such as ‘Not That Deep’ and ‘Know Me From’. I am not taking anything away from these tracks but you can hear that Stormzy has come a long way and is now creating a more artistic and professional sound. It is not just traditional grime beats that he is spitting over, he is experimenting with his sound and it is definitely paying off. To work in this manner is extremely brave, and going out to Tokyo to perform and work in a completely different culture is a huge statement. ‘The Problem’ tells us of how he doesn’t know what to expect from his live show in Tokyo, and it is huge for him to go from being that guy that everyone loves in the UK and performing sold out shows to preparing for a show that he doesn’t even know if anyone will turn up to. But, at the end of the day that is what all great artists do, take risks.

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You can check out the short film below.

BIG: @IzzieGibbs – Bark

The fresh, young, innovative MC from Northampton , Izzie Gibbs, is taking not only the UK grime scene but the all forms of social media by storm. His powerful and punchy flow has gained him a lot of attention recently and he definitely hasn’t done himself any harm with this hard new track labelled ‘Bark’.

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Credits: @IzzieGibbs [Instagram]

His witty wordplay and excessive energy gives Gibbs a very unique and real sound and it seems that everything he is touching is turning to gold. With some high quality visuals for this track it definitely matches his high quality lyrics and flow. You can expect to see big things from this young artists, and it looks like he’s going to see his situation change a lot within the next few years, not only that but he’s gonna be seeing a lot £’s.

You can check out the heavy new track below.

NEW: @Scrufizzer – Dun Know Already ft. So Solid Crew [@OfficialMacSoSo @SwissWorld]

Scrufizzer has been bodying rhymes from early, but as of late he’s been pretty busy. With all this art flying around this remix of Ghetts’ ‘Dun Kno Already’. Everyone needs to understand that this isn’t just any remix, Fizzer linked up with the legends that are Swiss and Mac of the old skool clique, So Solid Crew.

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To link up with legends like this on such a popular track is a huge statement and Scrufizzer is letting everyone know he isn’t playing any games. Every artists featured on the track bodies this beat and certainly does the original justice.

I personally think it is refreshing to see veterans such as Swiss and Mac remaining involved in the UK music scene and carrying on delivering art. To have ‘Old Skool’ artists releasing tracks on the same platforms as the ‘New Gen’ artists it is very positive and allows everyone to learn from each other and continue to develop their sound.

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Again, props must be given to SBTV for bringing this to us via their platform. You can check out the innovative track below.

 

FRESH IN: @RemtrexFive – FUCK THEM

Despite being locked up Remtrex is still delivering that heat to the streets, and this time he’s came at us with one of the most direct, and political tracks that I’ve heard out of the UK scene.  Remtrex has not shied away in his verses from his thoughts and views about the system and the hook is another method which he used to really let the people know what he thinks.

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Remtrex’s album ‘GoonLyfe’ is available now!

Link Up TV was the chosen platform to deliver us this track, and with the GoonLyfe creative working with Krown Media they definitely produced some very heavy visuals which were extremely engaging. The video was extremely insightful and an interesting watch.

You can check out the track and visuals below:

@BigTobzsf links up with @GRMDaily for a big ‘Daily Duppy’

The fresh East London MC Big Tobz has linked up with Posty and the crew at GRM to deliver a fire ‘Daily Duppy’.  He’s been making a lot of noise as of late, with big tracks such as ‘Uno My Style’ , and a link up with Paigey Cakey for a remix of Bryson Tiller’s ‘Exchange’. Not only has he been racking up the views, but his fan base called for the full track of ‘Believe In Your Barber’ to be released although I’m lead to believe that was never the intention. Big Tobz has evidently got a lot of love on the streets and is beginning to get the recognition he deserves.

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Credits: @BigTobzsf [Instagram]

The big man’s ‘Daily Duppy’ is full of punch lines which will have you pulling up the track on a number of occasions. The all round talent in this episode of GRM’s Daily Duppy is second to none and I’m sure we can expect to see a lot more talent coming from Big Tobz in the near future.

Check it out below.

FRESH: @YoungsTeflon – Pain Is The Essence [REMIX]

The talented Youngs Teflon has delivered that heat to us by jumping on a cover of the timeless classic by Dubbz and Giggs.

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Youngs came through with some very sick visuals brought to us by Danny Streetz and a very sick flow. Not many would attempt to do a classic like this justice, but he tried, and succeeded with flying colours. Was there ever any doubt?

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This release came in order to push his latest mixtape ‘March Madness’ which is a must listen. The mixtape consists of 13 heavy tracks and is available over at ‘Mixtape Madness’. If you like good music then I’d definitely advise everyone to check it out.

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You can check out the cover and download his latest mixtape below:

http://mixtapemadness.co.uk/YoungsTeflon/MarchMadnessMixtape/2961

@HardyCaprio drops fresh new track ‘Love Song’

Fresh new artist, Hardy Caprio, has gave us a sneak peak into what we can expect from his upcoming project by delivering the exceptional ‘Love Song’. After giving us ‘Jezebel’ ,which has racked up over 40,000 views in a month, Hardy Caprio is letting everyone know that he’s next up and isn’t playing any games with this rap ting.

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Caprio has got an extremely sick flow and his word play is second to none. If he can maintain this level of consistency then he’s definitely going to be onto big things this year. After releasing the video yesterday Hardy stated that he didn’t expect ‘Love Song’ to collect so many views and he only expected it to get 2,000. It’s about time you started raising your expectations. If he thought this banger was only going to get 2k then what has he got in store for us on this next project? Personally, I can’t wait to see what he’s been whipping up in the studio.

You can check out the video to ‘Love Song’ below, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for his CD.

@SectionBoyz_ release visuals for 2 heavy tracks in less than 24 hours!

Not only did they deliver fire last night with Dig Dat, they have just released visuals to their new track with Carnage labelled ‘Bimma’. They’ve been putting serious work this year, and it doesn’t look like their work rate is gonna slip any time soon.

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Last night they delivered ‘Dig Dat’ with the visuals again, on point, from Kaylum Dennis. Not only did the visuals bang, but as per usual every single Section Boy bodied the beat. Will one of them ever slip up? I highly doubt it. The talent and passion each and every one of them carries for their music is second to none and if they continue to deliver heat like ‘Dig Dat’ then they’re only going to continue to grow.

So, when we were all just starting to vibes to ‘Dig Dat’ the Section thought they’d throw us another banger with ‘Bimma’. They’ve linked up with Carnage for this one, and it’s definitely going to have you playing it on repeat.

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This banger see’s Inch come through first and definitely set pace for the remainder of the track. With the instrumental having heavy bass it was matched by Inch’s heavy delivery. For me this track is not something you’d expect Section to come out with but, it definitely works.

It’s most certainly Section Season!

Check ‘Dig Dat’ and ‘Bimma’ below:

FRESH: @TheBugzyMalone – Late Night In The 0161

Buggy’s took it all the way back to basics with this one. I had a serious case of de ja vu watching his latest release. Late Night In The 0161 had me reminiscing of Bugzy’s come up with his Spitfire, Elite Sessions and 100k Subscribers Freestyle. The structure and layout of the video is almost identical. Bugzy at the forefront with his clique in the back.

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Credits: @TheBugzyMalone [Instagram]

After his recent releases, since the Chip saga, I was beginning to worry that he was steering too far away from what got him the hype. His latest release was extremely refreshing too see, and not only that, but the Mancunian MC’s flow has developed and progressed. He is moving with the times but sticking to his roots and thats what makes Bugzy so sick.

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Keep your eyes out for Bugzy Malone’s latest EP which he tells us is on the way. In the mean time you can check out ‘Late Night In The 0161’ below:

 

NET VID: @J1StayFresh – Grinders [@JDZMedia]

Stay Fresh representative, J1, recently linked up with major UK platform JDZ Media to give us the big track that is ‘Grinders’.

With some heavy visuals fronted by Motion Daily it was matched by J1’s heavy flow. The WV man came at us with some big verses and a hook which will have you bumping the track at high volume.

Another big track from J1 who’s been involved in the game for a long time and he’s experience on the beat shows on this banger. You can check the visuals below:

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