With the Essex grime scene popping more than ever, it really does feel like there is a new MC born everyday.
One MC that has very much grown and come to the forefront is Sonny Green. Supporting his counter-parts in Payback Entertainment (which includes another name floating around Tommy B), Sonny is hoping to take his sound to higher heights this year and deservedly so.
The Southend-on-Sea native has gained a strong following behind him since entering the game. He's also appeared at Reading & Leeds festival for BBC Introducing and even started his own radio show on Funky Essex.
Now, after putting in work in the studio, Sonny is back with his latest project 'Unfinished Business', produced by the in demand AsIf Kid.
The five-track EP opens with 'Gratitude Game'. Sonny rides the uplifting beat from AsIf Kid in tune perfectly and comes through with a catchy hook. The track is about his immediate surroundings and how he's not taking anything for granted while making his way to the top.
The second track 'Working Hard' is a tribute for the grafting he's been putting in to perfect his sound. The murky beat shines through the Essex man's real beats on this one and it's yet another great introduction to the project.
Next up is 'Life'. Sonny shows his versatility on this one - exchanging confident and skippy barring with a melodic hook, painting the picture of how 'life goes on'.
The penultimate track 'Alternative' see's Sonny take on the issues head on when chasing his dreams with bars such as: 'Alternative, be affirmative, if you know what you want stand firm with it and go make it, you gotta work for it'. Definitely a wake up calling track!
The final offering 'Go Through' is another inspiring message, this time about how you need to focus on yourself sometimes.
Overall, this EP has it all for the average listener. It's got energy, blissful vibes, along with deeper lyrics that will leave you in relatable awe. A perfectly crafted production from AsIf Kid also!
Starz/5 - X X X X
Also available on iTunes here.
You can catch Sonny live headline show in his hometown at Chinnerys (Southend-on-Sea) Saturday 28th April. Tickets - https://www.seetickets.com/event/sonny-green/chinnerys/1201736