EP Review: CurrentSee – Raphael Blake


Following the roaring success of his debut conceptual mixtape, The Undergrad, RAPHAEL BLAKE finds his way back to NEW LEASE MUSIC and slams an innovative EP, CurrentSee.

Coming in the form of four striking visuals, the Nottingham spoken word emcee boldly takes on and elegantly spits the UK’s current affairs, including BREXIT, over the smoothest soulful soundscapes you’ll ever hear in the music industry of today.

The four-track video EP – which was written, filmed, recorded and edited within the 24 hour period (yep, you read right!) by the musical prodigy himself – will further cement his place on the major tastemakers’ playlist….Check out CurrentSee…not to be missed.

Must Listens: You Decide to Exit, Enough


New Music Video: Sweet illusion – Raphael Blake (ft. Georgia Copeland)

It’s been several months since RAPHAEL BLAKE was feature on NEW LEASE MUSIC with a series of installments from his 2014 mixtape, #TheUndergrad….and as you can see, he’s back with his latest effort, Sweet Illusion.

As part of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s #WordsFirst campaign this November, ‘seeking to find the hottest and freshest spoken word talent from across the country’, DJ Target premiered the soulful/electronic effort late last month.

The spoken word poet has been busy within those last several months with performances at various festivals over the summer including Lovebox 2015 as well as  gaining online support from Complex, Clash and Hunger TV.

Watch the video to Sweet Illusion.



New Music Video: The Prize – Raphael Blake

Spoken word poet RAPHAEL BLAKE has worked long and hard editing and directing the striking visual to his single, The Prize – don’t let all his hard work go to waste, check it out!

The Prize is coming from his free mixtape, #TheUndergrad – get your copy right here.

Upcoming Release: The Undergrad (1st Year: Ambition) – Raphael Blake


Spoken word poet RAPHAEL BLAKE is all set to release his debut body of work entitled The Undergrad.  Having already garnered the support from various BBC Radio stations, the free 18 track mixtape is being released in 3 parts, each containing 6 tracks.

The Undergrad is a body of spoken word  poetry over a backdrop of ambient electronic, chilled house and soulful sounds that encompasses the tales of the South Londoner’s life and ideas, capturing his experiences within the 3 years post college. The concept of the The Undergrad project mirrors the journey of a university student that is partitioned into 1st (Ambition), 2nd (Reality) and final years (Sacrifice), each having its own theme revealing Blake’s ambitions, realisations and trials throughout.

The release of part one ‘1st year’ follows the theme of Ambition touching upon autobiographical stories and thoughts – check it out!