Song of the Day: Smooth Criminal – Big Narstie (ft. Still Greedy)

Undoubtedly one of the biggest stars to come out of the Grime scene, BIG NARSTIE has made a name for himself, from the early days coming up in the UK hip-hop scene to more recently being known for having his own award winning Channel 4 show with Mo The Comedian ‘The Big Narstie Show’ and guest appearances on Big Fat Quiz, Celebrity Coach Trip, Celebrity Bake Off and plenty more. Narstie is one to stay true to his roots and still consistently releases music, this time he gives us ‘Smooth Criminal’ featuring Dice Recordings label mate Still Greedy.

With 60 million plus streams, his latest album BDL BiPolar featured Ed Sheeran, Raleigh Ritchie and Craig David, where he scored a top 10 single with When The Baseline Drops. As well as this Big Narstie has various brand endorsements with the likes of Zopa, 888Sport, McDonalds, Carphone Warehouse; Big Narstie is a brilliant example of a modern day success story.

Having been named ‘Best Grime Act’ at the Urban Music Awards five times, heralded as Noisey’s ‘Man Of The Year’ and ‘Personality of The Year’ at GRM Daily’s Rated Awards, he has also performed at an abundance of festivals such as Wireless, Lovebox, Glastonbury and more.

With consistent radio support from the likes of 1Xtra, Radio 1 and Beats 1, this latest release further proves why Big Narstie is one of the best in the country. Check him out below…

New Track: Call Me In The Morning – The Streets (ft. Chip & Grim Sickers)

Fresh off its premiere as both Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio 1 and DJ Target’s ‘Targo Embargo’ on BBC 1Xtra, THE STREETS return with a slamming new release entitled ‘Call Me In The Morning’, featuring Chip and Grim Sickers.

Landing straight on the Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, Apple Music ‘Best of the Week’ and picking massive support from the likes of Julie Adenuga at Beats 1, Dev at Radio 1, NME, Dork, Complex, Clash, Joe.co.uk, The Line of Best Fit, Hot New Hip Hop and more, the visuals were exclusively revealed via GRM Daily last week. Check it out below:

Song of the Day: You’re Crazy – Jodie Abacus

Described by many as Thundercat meets Stevie Wonder, Future-soul artist  JODIE ABACUS  released an ode to all crazy ex-partners, coming in the shape of single ‘You’re Crazy’, taken from his forthcoming debut LP.

The South-London singer has been causing a stir since the early days of ‘I’ll Be That Friend’ & ‘Good Feeling’, with Abacus winning hearts at BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra – not to mention key tastemaker support from the likes of i-D, Pigeons & Planes and Noisey.

His forthcoming LP was inspired by “the worst, mental, fuck-with-my-head year” which saw the singer break-up with a girlfriend of five years and suffer a near-death experience with pneumonia – Jodie now lives with the attitude that he “must be able to take shit and grow flowers”.

Over the coming months, JODIE ABACUS will deliver additional tracks from the album – with a full LP release date to be announced soon….

New Track: On Remand – K. Koke (ft. Dappy)

Seminal UK Rapper K KOKE  is set to release a six track EP ‘FFF Prison’ and has dropped the first taste of it live on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra with DJ Charlie Sloth.

Featuring Dappy, ‘On Remand’ lays bare the frustrations and emotions of a man wrongly accused and subjected to time behind bars without bail. The realities of missing key moments in his children’s lives and seeing loved ones lives upturned all come to the forefront in the moving and honest account of this very public period in Koke’s life.

The new track has already sparked major interest with fans, as both Koke and Dappy took to their Instagram accounts to drop images of them together at the video shoot, making them eager to find out more. Upon Koke then heading in to BBC Broadcasting House to announce the release of his EP and let Charlie play the record on the airwaves for the first time, Twitter exploded in a flurry of excitement as DJ’s and fans instantly started requesting to hear the record again.

Added to the selection of the 5 other tracks, the EP becomes a musical journey and lyrical exploration of Koke’s time behind bars, which shrouded a major time in his career with a dark shadow and controversy that was ignited by the media and caused worldwide interest in his story.

Finally able to tackle all angles surrounding this period of his life and speak freely, honestly and emotionally about them, Koke enlists UK favourites Maverick Sabre, Dappy, Big French and Angel on the records to deliver a varying tone and pace that provide a marked and personal account of his emotions and situations, both inside and outside of prison.

Once again set to cause a furore, his undeniable talent has clearly been stirred as he ramps up the intensity of his craft with a matured and seasoned lyricism and delivery, that seize the interest of both the hardened rap fan already familiar with his story, and those yet to make the discovery of the exceptional rap talents of K KOKE.

‘FFF Prison’ EP will be out on 30th March…get the first taste of the six-track set with ‘On Remand.’

New Music Video: Instagram Girls – Cadet


 
After teasing followers with a snippet of ‘Instagram Girls’ at the end of 2016, CADET opens the journey to his ‘The Commitment 2’ E.P release with the long-awaited single. Featuring Konan (Krept & Konan), the record speaks the bitter truth about social media in a poetic and insightful way, edged with charm, grace and a splash of playfulness as only CADET can do.

“We live in an era where the internet has become reality and reality has taken a backseat; where people have more to say in captions than actual conversations. I’m just saying don’t get the wrong type of attention mixed up with the right, know your worth, but real worth not that cheap fly by night worth. Also one thing aired my DM so I made a tune innit” – CADET.

The captivating lyricist rose to stardom through a selection of gripping freestyles that boasted honest and engaging concepts. CADET’s ability to capture passion, pain and power within his bars has made him relatable, genuine and accessible to a wide audience and resulted in him being aligned with the elite of Britain’s emcees within just eighteen months. He has been championed by BBC Radio 1/1Xtra DJ’s Semtex and Charlie Sloth, toured with Krept & Konan and is set to perform at Wireless Festival for the first time this year.

The next move by CADET has been a highly anticipated one for both his fans and peers. Having gained public support from artists including Wiley and Stormzy, and leaving a trail of noteworthy plaudits such as a freestyle review by Complex, which states: “CADET‘s new freestyle is better than some rappers’ whole mixtape”, the hunger for his new music contained within ‘The Commitment 2’ is prevalent.