Fast, on target, meaningful, the modern UK hip hop is a pledge to consistency. With the commercial focus on grime, hip hop artists were able to play and explore without the pressure of 1 mill copies. In the UK hip-hop, there is no fight for who’s the king. There is no king. There is only the oppression of Babylon and the fight against it.
Hip-hop and funk producer, Ras G has been a strong influence for many artists and music lovers. His recent death, at the age of 39, left a huge gap in the world of music. With 24 albums and mixtapes released since his debut in 2008, he collaborated with artists such as Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle.
Our latest guest for Social Sundays session was Nerub. Beatmaker, DJ and MC, Nerub is active on the music scene since 2006. His style mixes hip-hop beats with a trip-hop feeling. So far he released two albums, one EP and a series of singles.
The 25 years old, Camden born, Ocean Wisdom, impressed me since his debut album in 2016. With Chaos 93’ Ocean announced his future supremacy. He brought something new – a really fast flow, a good understanding of both hip hop and grime and a dedication to work.
Photos taken during first 2018's episode of our 'Artist in Residence' programme with Esqu, Brusten and Vapor. You can watch the documented video session here, or switch to the Soundcloud account for the clean version of the song Devious.