New Music Video: Kop That S**T – Aystar

Relentless in both his honest lyricism and heavy delivery, AYSTAR has shot to the top of the Scouse rap masters. The release of his brand new mixtape ’Scousematic 2’ coincides with the video release of the video ‘Kop That Shit’, which dropped exclusively on P110’s channel and has already close to 100,000 views just 48 hours in. ’Scousematic 2’ has entered the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Album charts at number 8 (currently at number 10) and charted at number 42 (currently at 100). The hypnotic string-led instrumental of ‘Kop That Shit’ compliments his smooth yet robust flow and his perceptive lyrics paint a vivid picture that drops into the sing-a-long hook.

The UK rap landscape in the last few years has notoriously been redefined and what used to be a London centric scene has now rippled through the UK to discover talent from all of its corners. Hailing from the North-West, AYSTAR is among the likes of Bugzy Malone, Mist and Coco representing the sound alongside a standout accent. He first launched onto the scene with his notorious YouTube freestyles and diss tracks, which went onto catch the attention of fellow rap stars such as K-Koke. Taking AYSTAR under his wing K Koke invited him down to London to work on music and join the collective USG, concluding to the infamous SBTV cypher featuring K-Koke, Geko (Manchester) and a young Aystar. He also caught the attention of Giggs who later featured him on ‘The Best’ taken from his Landlord album.

Receiving acclaim from The Guardian they featured him in an article commending the northern rap scene-‘“Why doesn’t everyone rap in scouse?”. As well as BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra’s Charlie Sloth who gave him the platform to showcase his talent on the legendary Fire In The Booth and he later featured on Charlie Sloth’s album ‘The Plug’ among artists such as Ghetts, Fredo, 21 Savage, Giggs, Abracadabra and many more.

AYSTAR has now grown to become the voice of the Liverpool’s urban youth and has helped pioneer the movement to get Liverpool on the map. His latest project ‘Scousematic 2’ is guaranteed to create further kudos and awareness as his reach to both national and international heights continues.

Check out the video for ‘Kop That Shit.’

 

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New Music Video: Letter Back – K Koke

Alongside the release of his 6 track EP ‘FFF PRISON’, which went straight in to the iTunes Hip-Hop chart at number one, K KOKE has dropped a new music video entitled ‘Letter Back.’

His EP takes us through a riveting journey of his time in prison, through his lyrics each song is trickled with a strong sense of self-realisation not just musically, but also personally. It is such a well-articulated account of the frustrations he feels as a man wrongly accused and having to face hard time. This EP takes it up a notch and takes a hard look at life from an inmate’s perspective and the effect it has on his family.

The harsh and restricting life of an inmate is really explored in this music video. ‘Letter Back’, as the name suggests, is a letter from a frustrated father to his family while he is in prison and missing all the core moment that make a dad, a dad. This video really tugs at the emotional heartstrings as it brings to life the inability for a man to see his child grow up. With visuals by Kye Taliana, the video has almost clocked 100,000 views in the few days since its release.

Featuring UK favourites Maverick Sabre, Dappy, Big French and Angel across the EP, to date FFF Prison has taken the Rap scene by storm. Charlie Sloth awarded ‘Letter Back’ with a prestigious record of the week across Radio 1. Now with the release available across all outlets and performing at the top of its genre, it’s clear to see K KOKE still has a compelling influence on the UK Rap game.

Check out the video for ‘Letter Back’.

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

Ahead of his ‘FFF Prison’ EP release, with features from Angel, Maverick Sabre, Big French and Dappy, K KOKE dropped the video for latest single ‘On Remand’ on Friday.

Featuring Dappy, this UK hip-hop contender lays bare the emotions he went through when he was wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and raps about how his life was turned upside down.

The track was premiered with Charlie Sloth who gave it a massive 5 wheel up’s and interviewed him live. It’s also receiving support from Shortee Blitz & MK, Twin B, DJ Target and more.

Check out the visuals for ‘On Remand’.

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.’