With Lord of the Mics 8 looming right around the corner, we are well and truly within hype sessions seasons. The period where we get to see what the MCs are going to be bringing to the war, a time to hype up their sends and to show why they are on the platform. After seeing the hype sessions from both Reece West and F.O.S last week, the second instalment of season 8 is among us. This week we start to see who the hardest younger in the scene really is with hype sessions coming from SBK and T Roadz.
This clash seems to be one of the most spoken about, naturally due to just how young and talented these two MCs are. With SBK coming in at 17 years old and T Roadz at just 13, this clash really is going to be catching the eye of some of the veterans in the scene. Also proving that the young, new-gen artists are still able to keep it grimey. This is a HUGE platform and it is incredible to see such young artists going head to head to see who really is Lord of the Mics.
This is our last moment to see what everyone has to offer before they take to the stage in a clash!
‘T you look stressed out you little prick. What?! S I’m the best out, you can never win.’
Originating from Stevenage, it is incredible to have seen SBK cement himself in the London scene from such a young age. Coming up from sets with Novelist, we now see SBK proving his talents absolutely everywhere. After proving to the world how strong he is at crafting bars as well as producing his own tracks, we were blessed with his debut EP ‘In Grime We Trust’ which caught everyone’s attention, to now seeing him prove himself on a massive platform.
SBK came through hard on the ‘What a Cheek’ instrumental from Wiley, keeping it nostalgic even though he is so much younger than a majority of the scene. A perfect instrumental for the cheeky bars we hear on the send, ‘if I’m near your mum, slap her bum up’ being one of many.
SBK uses this send to make sure T Roadz knows ‘man ain’t ready for the clash’. SBK plays on how much effort he had to put in to make a name for himself in the scene compared to someone who has come up from a major city, surrounded by artists who have already established themselves. ‘If I lived in your ends I would have blown’. It is a pure credit to SBK’s individuality and the work he has put in to build his brand himself.
‘At Lord of the Mics you.re gunna be the youngest, don’t mean that you can’t get spun.’
‘Man didn’t really really want it with I! Man didn’t really really want it with me!’
Rising up from Birmingham, T Roadz is most definitely setting pace for other young talent in the 0121 area. Coming with co-signs from established MCs like Safone and shutting down Blackbox and Behind Bars just to name a few platforms, T Roadz is going to be one to look out for in the next few years.
The skippy instrumental and faced paced bars work well for the send, making the flow seem aggressive and punchy. The catchy bars and ‘Dominoes boy’ chorus make sure this track is in your head for the rest of the day.
T Roadz also flips SBK’s ‘walking down the road’ bar; ‘yo man are walking down the road… “OMG is that T to the Roadz”… then blah blah lick off his nose’ The cheek needed to send for someone using their own bars show T Roadz is aware of his talent and is using the send exactly how it should be, to hype up the clash.
‘Man ain’t ready for the war, bun him!’
Both of these artists have proved themselves enough to take part in LOTM 8 and the hype sessions have shown exactly why these two are needed on the platform. Make sure you keep your ears open and eyes peeled for the clash to drop as well as all of the other hype sessions due to drop over the coming weeks.