Song of the Day: Spazzin – Anderson 100 & Capstone Heights

Taken from their collaborative EP ‘New Moon’ (released via Dudley Road Records, created by Brum football legend Daniel Sturridge), Birmingham finests, CAPSTONE HEIGHTS and ANDERSON 100‘s lead single ‘Spazzin’, sports a soft introduction that leads into a heavy, clattering drill beat produced by Malice Beats. The pair ride the riddim with a gritty, scattergun flow, paying homage to their hometown and the great game of football too.

Together Capstone Heights and Anderson 100 encapsulate the influences and culture of their hometown Birmingham. ‘New Moon’ has a unique sound combining heavy beats, with Anderson’s recognizable skippy rap flow, and soulful, creative lyricism from Capstone.

Over recent months Anderson 100 has released an onslaught of music and made serious gains in the rap scene. Tipped as “…an artist with so much promise” by the likes of Kenny Allstar (BBC Radio 1Xtra), he’s also reeling in support from some of the U.K’s top DJ’s across Capital, Beats1 and 1Xtra, with joints such as ‘Bae Goals’ and ‘House Rules’. As a musician Anderson 100 has built a loyal and increasing fanbase from being able to produce unorthodox sounds whilst portraying integrity through the vibes his music gives, he expresses himself freely and is recognisable by the music he creates.

Singer/songwriter Capstone Heights is known for seamlessly merging multiple genres using 808 beats with hints of Soul, Hip Hop and R&B, to create a cutting edge experience for his listeners, exemplified in soulful tracks such as ‘Destress’ and ‘Champagne’.

Offering something new and unique, Anderson 100 and Capstone Heights prove why UK regional rap is flying high and put themselves on course for being frontrunners of not just Birmingham based artists, but the UK rap scene.

Check out ‘Spazzin’ below…

Songs of the Day: Level Up – Dualeh Oke

DUALEH OKE‘s first release of 2020,‘Level Up’, extracts inspiration from hip-hop’s most dynamic and creative artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West to Kid Cudi and Chance the Rapper, where the East London lyricist pays homage to his idols

The track stamps down Dualeh’s message and energy going into 2020. Rapping with his heart on his sleeve, he speaks from a place of empowerment and optimism. Dualeh’s verses switch from describing the experiences of his past and how they have helped define the person he is today, such as growing up in Newham and his childhood obsessions, namely Final Fantasy and Naruto. He effortlessly returns to a catchy chorus, befitting of a track that actively inspires his listeners to take pride in their own journeys.

Having closed 2019 with a sold-out headline show at The Glove That Fits, Somali rapper Dualeh Oke continues to ride the highs. Grabbing the attention of publications such as Clash Magazine, Complex, and GUAP Mag, then later featuring on The Pit LDN’s ‘Ones To Watch 2020’ cypher on Reprezent Radio, 2020 promises to be a fruitful year for the young lyricist.

‘Level Up’ is the lead single from Dualeh’s  EP ‘Breath, It’s Oke.’ Check him out below…

Warren Wint Drops New Track, ‘The Whole 9’

With support from Billboard, Noisey, Hot 97, XXL, MTV, The Source, VH1, and BET, among others, fast-
rising hip hop artist and musician WARREN WINT is one of New York’s best kept secrets, although not for
much longer as he returns with his brand new single and first offering of 2020 titled ‘The Whole 9’. The
new single from Warren Wint picks up right where he left off last year, where he amassed nearly half a
million views on YouTube releasing visuals for singles from his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Quietaskept’ such as ‘One Of A Kind’, ‘Maybe’, ‘This Way’, and ‘Keep That Energy’.

Co-produced by Othellobeats, who has previously worked with PNB Rock, Yung Ro, and Pop Smoke, among others, and V-Notes (Joell Ortiz, Shontelle, Cocoa Sarai), ‘The Whole 9’ sees Warren Wint waxing lyrical and paying homage to the boss women who “got her own s**t, that the whole 9” as he raps on the song’s chorus. The track is not only driven by Warren’s infectious flow and lyrical dexterity, but also by the glorious drums-led musical backdrop, which is reminiscent of seminal ‘golden era’ New York hip hop music, while also drawing groove influences from 80’s R&B classics.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘The Whole 9’, Warren Wint says, “The song takes its cue from the classic phrase ‘the whole nine yards’, which typically means everything you could possible want or have or ‘the whole package’ as I would say. It’s a tribute to boss women, and on the flipside, boss men as well, because these days, we all want to be with people that can be more than just a fun night, and who can bring something to the table. Musically, I wanted to do something that showed you could still have fun with rap music, I wanted the track to feel familiar, while remaining uniquely me”.

Currently working on his highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Father’s Favorite’, which is set to be released this summer, Warren Wint first burst onto the scene in 2018 with his eclectic sound that’s firmly steeped in hip hop music, and infused with elements of R&B, pop, gospel, and poetry, and he has not looked back since. The New York native kickstarts his 2020 ready to come into his own as one of the best new artists coming out of The Big Apple this year, having already been backed by leading tastemakers such as Billboard, XXL, Hot 97, MTV, Noisey, The Source, BET, VH1, and Power 105.1

Have a listen to ‘The Whole 9’ below…

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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Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube // SoundCloud 

Check out the video for ‘#Hometown’ below…

Song of the Day: Breathing – Kastilano

 

 

At the top of the year, KASTILANO shows no signs of easing up and dropped a trail of blazing tracks, ‘Divide & Conquer’, ‘Bull’, ‘Recognize’ and ‘Breathing’, all available on reputable music platforms.

The latter made it to today’s hot spot as it shows the Phily spitter’s sincere side of paying homage to his three kids…why not check it out below…