J. Kas Pays Homage To His ‘#Hometown’ In Brand New Video

After travelling across Portugal, for over a year through his Dreamlife tour, collaborating with various upcoming artists including singer Catarina Lima (for single, ‘Lightwork’) and Breana Marin (for single, ‘Reckless’), rapper J. KAS returns home to Sheffield, for the brand new, Michael Krause-directed video for smooth R&B/hip-hop joint, ‘#Hometown’, featuring Chicago’s R&B singer June B.

Featuring the Sheffield spitter roaming around the town he calls home, the four-and-a-half minute video was produced from the demand of J. KAS‘ growing fanbase.

‘#Hometown’ forms part of his 2019 EP bearing the same name. The single is now available on:
iTunes // Spotify // TikTok  // Tidal // Deezer // Amazon  // Google Play

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Check out the video for ‘#Hometown’ below…

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: