EP Review: Random House of Evil – Henny Knightz

HENNY KNIGHTZ‘s self produced/written EP, ‘Random House of Evil’ takes on avant-garde approach to alternative hip hop, alternating between the warped instrumentation with deep 808 thuds, that goes to the core of your soul, and the semi-tranquil melodic bass lines.

Lyrically, Henny – who makes one half of The Knighthood Society with fellow rapper Nicki Knightz unapologetically narrates the darkest moments in his life – his battle with poverty and depression – in the rawest form.

Although this his personal journey, the six-track EP could somewhat offer some comfort for anyone who has been struggling with the aforementioned issues and has came out the other end much stronger and harder.

For anyone who is currently going through depression and/or is stuck in the poverty rut, well think of ‘Random House of Evil’ as your much needed therapy. Have a listen below…

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No Baking Soda Drops New Single, ‘Cereal’ – An Ode To Growing Up In The Struggle

NO BAKING SODA is ready to set the tone for what’s to come in 2020 with brand new single ‘Cereal’, proving this East London artist is truly in a lane of his own.

Having burst onto the scene a few years ago as part of the 3OW / WZRDSHIT collective, NO BAKING SODA (formally known as Mr. Jaeger) has become known for his unique, laid back delivery and his introspective bars about the hard life of a kid growing up in Homerton, Hackney, with a core theme of his music being the problems the inner city presents.

After taking time away from releasing his own music, 2019 saw Soda return and dip his feet into several creative opportunities including opening up his North London recording studio The Cave 2.0. After collaborating on songs with the likes of Jatz Da Kid & Finesse Tha World Records he released his first solo single ‘iPod’, a bouncy, nostalgic track showcasing his comfort with flow. The track was praised highly in the underground circuit, giving Soda the extra push he needed for recognition as one of London’s most sensational newcomers.

Now closing out the year strong with the release of his latest video ‘Cereal’ – produced by long term collaborator Orangesky – Soda skates naturally over the beat displaying his elite level of rhyming, laying down some on his trademark bars about the hustle in East London. While the lo-fi visuals demonstrate his signature style mirroring an authentic early 90s New York get up. With lyrics like “had roaches in my cereal and in the oven, wish it was a joke bro but it really wasn’t”, Soda goes into the struggles he’s faced growing up. Speaking on the track he states,

With another EP on the way as well as a full mixtape and more exceptional visuals showing he is on a completely different calibre to his peers, it’s only a matter of time that NO BAKING SODA is a household name in the London scene…Check him out below…

SOTD: Frenzy Takes A Stand On Knife Crime In ‘Murder Mile’

Hackney rapper FRENZY delivers his track entitled ‘Murder Mile into today’s hotspot’; a gritty, real yet modern depiction of the issues with knife crime Hackney are currently facing.

The latest offering serves as the title track off his long awaited ‘Murder Mile’ EP, which as a whole is a statement about the real life impact of knife crime in London, as well as a positive look towards the future.

With as many gritty and dark cuts as there are upbeat and bouncy ones, ‘Murder Mile’ is a true reflection of the ying and the yang of what life presents, and with big features from the likes of Sam Wise, Knucks, Kadiata and many more, it’s set to make a big statement this year.

With Drill continuing to top the charts, and many of these artists having grown up alongside FRENZY, the unapologetic ‘Murder Mile’ EP aims to shine a light on the gruesome reality that is only seen by the people living in these poverty stricken areas that are commonly glorified in music today.

Check out the gripping video for the single below…