New Track: Ingredients – Coco (ft. Scrufizzer)

Kicking the weekend off with a massive bang, COCO drops his latest banger featuring Scrufizzer.

The track marks the occasion COCO and the Red Bull Music Academy held a launch party in his hometown, where he performed ‘Ingredients’ alongside Toddla T. To cap off an epic weekend, the sheffield spitter then opened the World Snooker Championship final with a re-work of ‘Big N Serious’, watched by over 4 million viewers!

Bringing an updated twist on grime’s blueprint, the track unleashes a taste of the classic grime sound, with COCO and Scrufizzer trading rapid-fire flows over a distorted bassline and full-bodied drums courtesy of Toddla T. Cooking up bars that explore realness in the scene, COCO represents Sheffield to the fullest and West Ealing MC Scrufizzer peppers ‘Ingredients’ with his trademark skippy flow – turning up the heat on the track’s second verse.

‘Ingredients’ brings to the boil a new Yorkshire and London connection, spicing up the original grime formula over a beat that will be savoured by fans of the genre and beyond. With both MCs flowing over the Toddla T’s hard-hitting instrumental with bite, ‘Ingredients’ is sure to go down as one of 2017’s most relished grime performances, solidifying s reputation as one of the genre’s most underrated stars.

Song of the Day: Rich in Spirit – St. Jude (ft. Mike Kalle)

ST.JUDE is back with ‘Rich In Spirit’, the second single from his upcoming and highly anticipated LP, ‘Natural Progression.’

Featuring the award-winning and bi-lingual lyrical talents of Mike Kalle, this track oozes positivity and is testament to the fact that you don’t need cash to be wealthy. Both emcee’s tackle the topics of self-improvement, the importance of family and staying true to your art.

‘Rich In Spirit’ encapsulates a sense of optimism in uncertain times and delivers poignant content in both English and Spanish. This combined with the soulful, boom-bap production of Canadian producer, Think, gives the bouncy track a summery vibe.

‘Rich In Spirit’ is now available for download exclusively on from 4DPresents.

Song of the Day: Crank – Khaos Brown

Coventry seems to be blazing with upcoming rappers these days – and we’re not talking about the type that sold their soul to the mainstream: last week, NEW LEASE MUSIC featured upcomer ShadowCV6, who broke the taboo and went right in to address male mental health, through his latest single, ‘Not Alone.’

Now it’s KHAOS BROWN‘s turn to steal today’s limelight. The rapper/songwriter started out in secondary school as a release for the feelings and came to realise his friends and family related to his work, pushing him to go into overdrive. The result, is a pretty dope discography…and track ‘Crank’ is one of them.

Categorise as ‘realist rap’ by the hip-hop upriser, the three-track offering is accompanied by a crisp black and white visual which gives a glimpse into his reality…trust me on this one; it’s worth checking out.

To sample his complete discography, visit his SoundCloud profile (KhaosBrown) and YouTube (Bckwrdz Vision).

New Track: Glow – Stash Peso

Straight from the rap breeding ground of North-West London’s Stonebridge estate, STASH PESO releases his new joint, ‘Glow’.

Differing from fellow rappers in content, subject and vision, Stash’s style is unorthodox and intelligent in production style and wordplay, exemplified in this latest track. He has impressive lyrical flow, which is instantly captivating, provoking attention to his lyrics and he is said to treat his music like a personal diary. His trademark singing and rapping style over harmonising production marks him out as one of the more intriguing, left-field rappers coming out of London right now.

Pricking the attention of avid rap fans, Stash’s latest releases have been premiered and featured across Complex, SBTV and Clash Magazine and have received fundamental support from the UK music gatekeepers, GRM and Link Up TV.

Part of the London collective TOORARETODIE – a creative team made up of rappers, singers, writers and designers, Stash and his compadres have cultivated a street trend in the caps he features in his videos – the rare snapbacks are so highly in demand across London that they’re constantly sold out.

A true creative talent in more ways than one, Stash’s lyrical sophistication sets the tone for an impressive artist making his move..so it’s over to you: it’s time to check out the visual for ‘Glow’.

Song of the Day: Philippines – Nizzie

Matchbox Entertainment recruit NIZZIE steals today’s hotspot with latest track ‘Philippines’. The single is the lead off his forthcoming project MTA and is available now on iTunes.

For the four-minute smooth hip-hop banger is proven to be a hit – the accompanied video cracked up over 100,000 views on YouTube to date.

NIZZIE – whose real name is Chavon Vanias – is no stranger to music business; he is the son of Motown and Island Def Jam A&R veteran Tony Vanias. Despite having strong links in the business, the young artist from South Carolina is paving his own way and is working vigorously to complete finish his album, after he finishes his Entertainment Business Master’s degree later this year.

Look out for this talented newcomer’s album…but for now, check out the popular video for the single,’Philippines.’

Music Video: Someone To Try For – ArtClassSink

Previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘Someone To Try For’, four-piece indie rock outfit ARTCLASSSINK have released a video for the four-minute song.

Since for 2014 appearance on this blog, the band played for BBC Introducing supporting Brooklyn’s Augustines, headlined The Garage as well as performing in intimate clubs with bands such as This Town Needs Guns, SKATERS, Superfood and Temples.

It’s been way overdue, so you better check it out!

Music Video: Figo – Tayfun

A myriad of strong influences taken from his Turkish background and unsettled upbringing make for the hard-hitting debut single ‘Figo’, from 20 year old, Tottenham based, TAYFUN.

The track, produced by SLVNG MAJOR and Patrick Osei (mastered by Chris Athens (Drake – Views), proves to be a real juxtaposition of cultures as TAYFUN details what life was like growing up in Tottenham over an echoing middle-eastern chorus that is accentuated by the genuine Turkish sounds of the saz guitar, played by the man himself. The rapper lays bare a previously troubled soul as his honest lyricism tells a captivating story. ‘Figo’ is paired with an equally compelling video and the cinematic visuals for his debut track comes courtesy of director Teeeezy C of Frankincense and Myrrh.

Growing up in a family that was well known for crime, TAYFUN slipped into a number of situations that made him question which path to choose. Biding his time, he made the decision to travel Europe where Tayfun found salvation in music and subsequently acknowledged it as his true destiny. As well as the pride in his Turkish heritage, TAYFUN is inspired to share his story and struggle with other young people, particularly the Turkish youth he feels will relate to him, and inspire them to fulfil their own destinies.

With an impressive debut and cultural influences that set him apart from other rappers in the emerging scene, 2017 is set to be a destination for this young emcee.

New Track: Oceanful – I.AM.WILLOW

Following her 2016 release ‘Satellite’ London based, classically trained singer-songwriter I AM WILLOW reveals new single ‘Oceanful’, taken from her upcoming EP, set for release later in the year.

The new single draws all the influences of the Malta-born musician’s cinematic-pop explosion trademark, complimented by a heart-tugging soulful vocals. Accompanied by a strikingly powerful cinematic video, ‘Oceanful’ carries a strong reminder of (in the words of I AM WILLOW) “to never choose someone else’s ideals over your own.”

Take time out and watch the video for ‘Oceanful.’

Music Video: Red – Ebson

London musician EBSON drops his visual to the emotive latest offering, ‘Red’, directed by internationally renowned visual artist Graeme Mortimer Evelyn, and starring dancers Nandi Bhebhe (Tate Modern, A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Globe) and Renako McDonald (Cirque du Soleil, Disney’s Tarzan).

Conceptualised by Graeme Mortimer Evelyn and EBSON, the dancers were given direction to move around within the space, made to look like a home, in Seven Sisters, London. The chemistry between the two dancers is evident, and energetic movement illustrates the heart-rending battle between the two.

‘Red’ is out now….Now it’s time to check out the video.

Music Video: The Moment – J.A.S (ft. Sy’Defect & Nevita / The Takeover)

After appearing on NEW LEASE MUSIC with effort ‘The Moment’, J.A.S (Just A Star), has dropped the long-awaited visual to his debut single.

The ten-minute production features the South African rapper/producer/songwriter (pictured far left in the above image) partying hard from dusk till dawn with fellow native emcees, including Sy’Defect and Nevita. The explosive visual also features J.A.S‘s follow up track, ‘The Takeover’.

Unsurprisingly, the music video received heavy rotation on various South African TV networks, including MTV Base, Trace and Channel O.

Formerly with South African electro-pop group, Tiger -X, J.A.S real name Jayd Soliar – is currently working on his debut album, entitled ‘L.I.F.E: The CAUSE’.

‘The Moment’ is now available on iTunes.