Le3 bLACK has shared a new single.
Serving as the second drop from the South-East London rapper's forthcoming '3 LINK' EP via DMY later this year, Le3 bLACK has released new track 'Status', alongside French-born, London-based producer, Aerside.
Following on from single 'Cold Winter, bLACK said that the experimental energy in 'Status' "resembles the current feeling that I am in, having been interested by fluorescent lights and colourful scenery I wanted something that would grab any listener by the ear and pull them in.”
BBC Three’s The Rap Game UK has announced it will return to the screen later this month.
The multiple award-nominated BBC Three series sees Krept & Konan and DJ Target put a host of upcoming rappers through their paces, and this year, there's a new array of guest judges on the panel.
Manchester's Aitch and Ashleigh Jadee will be joining The Rap Game to judge the new talent, as well as D Double E and Boy Better Know's JME, and Ayishat Akanbi, Deno and Fanatix.
Rico Racks has been banned from using certain words in his music.
Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch. Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious confidence as he sips an apple juice, looking at ease in his suitably comfortable uniform of cargo trousers and checkerboard Vans, paired with a black top.
“YS was listening to stuff like Max B and French Montana, so I was hearing all of that. I wanted to be a contemporary dancer then, but a lot of things happened and my group kind of split up,” he tells us. “My brother and my mum kept asking me, ‘What are you gonna do after high school? You're just staying at home playing your XBOX’ and shit. I knew I had to do something.
His confidence could never be construed with arrogance. Peace is self-assured, but endearing. He’s not cocky, and pushes himself constantly. “Keep Hush was a way to test myself,” he says. “If people pull up when I’m the headline, then I know I’m doing the right thing. I was worried. I thought, ‘Fuck. What if people don’t turn up?’. A lot of people wanted to come who were industry. We sold it out in two to three days. I had to take the risk.
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Those who’ve followed the career trajectories of the likes of Stormzy and other breakout rap stars will know that being independent is no longer a handicap. The same is true for Ché Wolton Grant, aka AJ Tracey, an artist who’s one of 2017’s success stories.
Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn started Sleaford Mods a few years ago, but it's only really now that they're breaking through into wider musical consciousness . Their raw brand of punky, street-real stream of consciousness ranting over driving, post-punky electronics has drawn comparisons with the Happy Mondays and The Streets, but really they're a unique British talent that's shaking up a complacent music scene gloriously.
Carl Cox is teaming up with his old buddy MC Magika for a special reunion set in Birmingham in a few weeks time.
Carl will be throwing down a rave classics set, accompanied by the MC and old friend who he worked with — Magika — back in the day.
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