It’s Time To Figure Out Tia Carys In Brand New Track

Listed as one of The Independent’s ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2020, TIA CARYS fly kicks her way into the decade with her first offering of the season, ‘Figure Me Out’.

Making a mean statement of arrival, the record has been added straight onto Spotify playlists ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Rap UK’ and ‘We Move’ and follows on from her heavily supported and bold debut introduction ‘English x Ghana’, which dropped at the end of last year and awoke the UK music scene to her sound.

Evident from the outset on ‘Figure Me Out’, Tia Carys has an exceptionally refreshing aura and talent – at just 19-year-old! The production choice in itself breathes energy, intrigue and distinctiveness as the heady beat, skippy high hats and atenteben flute open this one woman show. Although a newcomer to the game, her confidence soars at level 100 as she delivers alternating flows that are something of a spectacle. Naturally switching between head spinning scattergun delivery and composed, deliberate punchline drops, her time spent dropping Instagram freestyles and building a loyal fanbase has all leant to her current arrival.

Growing her initial fanbase from Instagram by reworking tracks and freestyles from the worlds top artists including Drake, Fredo, Burna Boy, Nafe Smallz and Dave, it didn’t take long for the English/Ghanian rapper to catch the attention of Renowned, whose family she has now joined alongside Wretch 32 & Hamzaa.

Accompanied by sharp and polished visuals from collaborator Ray Fiasco, which see the rising star deliver a magnificently powerful performance, Tia says of the release: “English x Ghana was the introduction to who I am, now it’s time to Figure Me Out.”

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No Baking Soda Drops New Single, ‘Cereal’ – An Ode To Growing Up In The Struggle

NO BAKING SODA is ready to set the tone for what’s to come in 2020 with brand new single ‘Cereal’, proving this East London artist is truly in a lane of his own.

Having burst onto the scene a few years ago as part of the 3OW / WZRDSHIT collective, NO BAKING SODA (formally known as Mr. Jaeger) has become known for his unique, laid back delivery and his introspective bars about the hard life of a kid growing up in Homerton, Hackney, with a core theme of his music being the problems the inner city presents.

After taking time away from releasing his own music, 2019 saw Soda return and dip his feet into several creative opportunities including opening up his North London recording studio The Cave 2.0. After collaborating on songs with the likes of Jatz Da Kid & Finesse Tha World Records he released his first solo single ‘iPod’, a bouncy, nostalgic track showcasing his comfort with flow. The track was praised highly in the underground circuit, giving Soda the extra push he needed for recognition as one of London’s most sensational newcomers.

Now closing out the year strong with the release of his latest video ‘Cereal’ – produced by long term collaborator Orangesky – Soda skates naturally over the beat displaying his elite level of rhyming, laying down some on his trademark bars about the hustle in East London. While the lo-fi visuals demonstrate his signature style mirroring an authentic early 90s New York get up. With lyrics like “had roaches in my cereal and in the oven, wish it was a joke bro but it really wasn’t”, Soda goes into the struggles he’s faced growing up. Speaking on the track he states,

With another EP on the way as well as a full mixtape and more exceptional visuals showing he is on a completely different calibre to his peers, it’s only a matter of time that NO BAKING SODA is a household name in the London scene…Check him out below…

Song of the Day: Only Human – Pop Buchanan

Brooklyn artist and sober lyricist POP BUCHANAN goes deep on his latest track ‘Only Human’.

Former Jaz-O protégé, POP BUCHANAN drops this track in celebration of his Birthday. Boasting an old-school vibe, ‘Only Human’, talks about the highs and lows of being a rapper, businessman, and alcoholic. POP BUCHANAN blends his evolution in business and the streets, with his spiritual consciousness.

He states; “On the road to riches we make many mistakes, and have many failures. This track is about perseverance and not giving up.”

Produced by Boom Bap producer Nudgi-Nudge this is a cool addition to the Sober Rapper’s catalog…check it out below…

Song of the Day: Good Life – Brags Boogie

South London rapper BRAGS BOOGIE initially earned his stripes working with childhood friends Saskilla and Boya Dee, forming the undisputable Channel U super group Nu Brand Flex before pursuing a celebrated career in professional football.

A talented lyricist with a penchant for infectious hooks, Brags has always breathed life into the tracks he spits on, and for his latest drop ‘Good Life’, taken off of his forthcoming EP of the same name, the crew reunite with zero disappointments.

Bringing with them the energy and sheer entertainment, of yesteryear, Brags, Boya Dee, Peigh and Wonder reconnect and also mix in the wisdom, growth and eloquence that they share today for the new drop. As a skillful winger for Maidstone United, Brags scored a number of goals, making him player of the round with the likes of football stars Didier Drogba, Hatem Ben Arfa and Juan Mata, all whilst pursuing a career in music too with Nu Brand Flex, they were a staple part of the Channel U era, with hits including ‘Gash By Da Hour’ also setting the live circuit on fire.

Creating music that matters, BRAGS BOOGIE’s latest single ‘Good Life’ was written in honour of the birth of his eldest daughter Yaya. Produced by the multi platinum CashMoneyAP in LA, the track emulates how life has been going for Brags as he gears up to release his own project bringing with it that all encompassing feel good factor and upbeat vibe.

Check out the video below…

Natty Boi Zoe ‘Give Thanks’ With His Brand New Track

Following the release of his album, ‘My Body, My Soul Vol.1’ – which claimed the blog’s Album of the Month title back in May –  NATTY BOI ZOE bounces right back with new track, ‘Give Thanks.’

Taken from the new project, ‘Da Street Poet’, the bass-heavy banger sees the New York – based spoken poet/rapper reflects on the hardships of his life, in which all were turned into valuable lessons and blessings.

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