New Track: Picture Me Rollin’ – A1

It’s been sometime this underground rap contender has been out of the NEW LEASE MUSIC limelight, but A1 is makes a bold return with all guns blazing with his take on  Nipsey Hussle’s banger, ‘Picture Me Rollin’.

This track is part of A1‘s series called #A1Mondays where he’ll freestyle over mainstream instrumentals every Monday of this month.

So go ahead and listen to the first installment from the epic series.

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: 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).

Track PREMIER: Bow Down – Dice Cannon

Ladies and gentleman, it’s time for y’all to ‘Bow Down’; after a lengthy hiatus away from the underground rap scene, DICE CANNON has bounced right back into the limelight, with spits sharper than a blade and beats that’s guaranteed to give your head that involuntary twitch…don’t believe me, well check it out!

So if you’re feeling this Owl Life Entertainment recruit’s latest project, be sure to look out for his upcoming slammers on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

New Track: Hot Spot – Becalli Bruh

After scooping NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Song of the Month crown with track, ‘Leanin’ in January, BECALLI BRUH is all set to blaze up today’s hotspot with latest banger, ‘Hot Shot’ – miss good to pass up, go check it!!!

Get to know this young Nashville spitter and read the exclusive interview right here.

 

Song of the Day: The God Hour – Jay Boogie Bawse (ft. Keet Kolbang & Mr Shoosh)

Boston hip-hop collective Bean$tock is back with a new song from JAY BOOGIE BAWSE titled ‘The God Hour’, ft Keet Kolbang and Mr $hoo$h. Following up to the buzz from their previous mixtapes ‘More Things to Do’ and ‘Live From District 3’, the almost four-minute smooth banger sees the trio vent their views on social injustice and political uncertainty of today.

Bean$tock made their first appearance on the music blog back in January with mixtape, ‘Live From District 3’ which headed straight to the top and scooped the NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Album of the Week crown…this collective is on a serious rise, listen to ‘The God Hour.’

New Track: Lyrical Skengs – Stogey x DANNY DORITO

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The newly founded E.B Records is kicking 2017 off to a flying start, slamming down their second release only 3 weeks into the year. Showcasing an exciting roster that is nurturing a mix of regional UK talent, Nottingham’s DANNY DORITO and Eastbourne’s STOGEY go bar for bar in Grime banger ‘Lyrical Skengs’, produced by label mates Audio Slugs.

Launched on the airwaves by DJ Target on his last ever destination ‘Homegrown’ show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the record pulsates with raw energy and hunger from the two upcoming emcees.

The track is the second in as many weeks that features STOGEY but is the first to introduce D Power’s newest discovery, DANNY DORITO. Having built a legacy within the scene that has seen D Power play crucial roles in the birth of the most influential Grime crews such as Boy Better Know, Nasty Crew, Roll Deep and More Fire Crew, as well as being the man behind the mighty Deja Vu FM, he is a master at picking out talent from a crowd and shining light on them.

An impressive record from the E.B Records team packed with vibes, bars and Lyrical Skengs.

New Track: Act Like You Know – VerseBorn

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As the KonQuest Now label continues to release a deluge of dope music, ranging from party anthems to deep conscious mantras, recruit VERSEBORN drops an originally produced banger, Act Like You Know, calling out the fake acquaintances that only seem to come around or show support when the opportunity is the their favour.

The latest release is a distilled west-coast slap that will surely be heard bumping out of systems on repeat. The instrumental hits with the classic feeling g-funk baselines and captivating drum patterns, mixed with the unique flavor that only VERSEBORN could provide. The simple elements help construct an intricate path for the MC to demonstrate a tactile cadence, keeping the listener engaged into every metaphor.

Song of the Day: JPhilippe – No Reason

Over the last few months, I’ve witnessed female rappers on a serious mission to take the over game, determined to put their male counterparts to shame!

The latest hot property to be featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC is Jasmine Philippe aka JPHILIPPE.  Known for her gender-bending looks,  Haitian emcee represents her country with a string of bangers in the form of her latest album, Far And Few Between (available on iTunes).

No Reason is a great introduction to this hip-hopper’s album, as it features epic and attention-grabbing hooks, coupled with her no-nonsense delivery…you’re here now; you might as well hit the play button!