Otis Mensah Drops ‘Ted Talks’ Video

Following the release of video Grand Finale Funeral Show’, Sheffield’s hip-hop Poet Laureate OTIS MENSAH has released another set of visuals for ‘Ted Talks’ – the sophomore track from his EP ‘Rap Poetics’ which breaks down the white-washed elitism of the art world.

Valuing art as a fundamental form of activism, Otis is opening up an important dialogue between himself and the ruling establishment, positioning emotional vulnerability at its core. Last year,  Otis was appointed as the first hip-hop Poet Laureate of Sheffield by former Lord Mayor and current MEP Magid Magid – advocating for rap as an effective vehicle for emotional communication.

Check out Otis’ latest set of visuals below…

Otish Mensah Unveil Video For Track, ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ & Releases Debut EP

Exploring the idea of rap as a form of intellectual art, radical hip-hop artist and storyteller OTISH MENSAH  releases his debut EP ‘Rap Poetics’ – a six track project challenging and breaking down the white-washed elitism of the art world.

Otis’ work reads like a stream of consciousness, documenting journeys of thought as he manoeuvres expertly throughout the project. Valuing art as a fundamental form of activism, Otis is opening up an important dialogue between himself and the ruling establishment, positioning emotional vulnerability at its core.

Lead single, ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ tackles the pressures of the art world – to continue to create, design and compose. Otis documents these journeys of thought with artful introspection, his experimental hip-hop rippling with themes of displacement and artistic vulnerability.

Recently making his debut book premiere with SAFE METAMORPHOSIS!!, a collection of poems and philosophical ideas exploring the voice of unspoken trauma, ‘Rap Poetics’ is a continuation of this earnest human expression, taking rap as an art-form in its own right – one that is raw and impassioned.

Describing the artist as “dynamic, skillful and radical”, former Lord Mayor and current MEP Magid Magid appointed Otis as the first hip-hop Poet Laureate of Sheffield in 2018. Having performed with the likes of Mahalia, Arrested Development, Killah Priest, Oddisee and Open Mike Eagle, as well as garnering support from The Guardian and EARMILK, Otis articulates societal injustices with innate precision and candidness.

Enjoy the video for ‘Grand Finale Funeral Show’ below:

J. Kas Gets ‘Reckless’ In Brand New Visual

J. KAS returns from his second home – Portugal – and bounces right back with brand new video for latest track, ‘Reckless’, featuring Breana Marin.

Filmed in Portugal’s Coastal City, Porto J. KAS had the pleasure of performing at an event at ‘Hard Club’ venue.

The three-and-a-half minute Dreamlife production, features a host of Portuguese, including Salama from the UK spitter’s track and video ‘Madness’.

Hit the play button on ‘Reckless’ below…

Song of the Day: Quavo – Deep Green

Smashing close to 200k views in a matter of weeks, 70k streams, plus huge support from the likes of DJ Target and BBC Sheffield, ‘Quavo’ is yet another consistent release from one of Steel City’s finest…

DEEP GREEN collabs with his fellow Sheffield comrade Coco for the production. The two have a long history in music, both emerging in the local scene at a similar time and rapidly taking hold of their city before majorly breaking through in their own lanes on a national and international scale.

Whilst ‘Quavo’ first made an appearance on the ‘6 Years Deep’ album, the track has now been released as a single along with the visuals and is an exceptional representation of the star. Clever punchlines, intricate flows, confidence in his delivery of melodic singing/rap alongside harder, weighty bars plus his ability to create records wrapped around relatable subject matters have made him a vehicle for UK Rap, in fact, such is the case that his ever-growing fanbase are even known as his ‘passengers’ rather than fans, as they join him on his journey.

Already a regular at tipping millions of streams and views, DEEP GREEN has paid his dues, successfully smashing the circuit with freestyles, including his notable ‘Fire In The Booth’ for Charlie Sloth, and the endless shows supporting artists including Skrapz, M Huncho & Yxng Bane. His inclusion for Toddla T’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge with DJ Target and the endless radio support are mere indicators to his undeniably exciting future and whilst the ceremonious applause and limelight are of course welcomed, it’s the depth in lyrical ability and his captivating character that keeps more passengers jumping on board with the Deep Green journey.

Check out the video for the slamming track below:

New Music Video: The Thunder – Goldteeth

With debut self-titled EP out now in full, GOLDTEETH now unveils the official video for ‘The Thunder’

In the visual, directed and shot by Oliver Brian Productions, Nicholson portrays this metaphorically in the form of a car passenger, by being ‘always at your side, through any situation’, good or bad.

‘The Thunder’ is the second single from his self-produced, genre bending E.P. While the bass still remains his main weapon of choice, the last decade has seen Andy Nicholson appear in a vast array of forms. Whether it be as a founding member and bassist of the hip hop and indie-rock hybrid Mongrel, or as a studio producer working with the likes of Toddla T, Swindle, Tom Prior and Terri Walker – Nicholson has continued to stay active and contributing to Sheffield’s iconic music history.

Check out the video for ‘The Thunder’ below: