Producing your own track is one milestone, being able to bring through none other than JME for a feature is another. That’s exactly what Maxsta has managed to do for his latest single Born On Your Own, taken from his forthcoming project ‘Maxtape 2’ dropping on November 20th.
The two wordsmith’s stay true to the sound whilst laying down lively bars over the East Londoner’s well-crafted progressive riddim. The visuals are on lock too, as the pair stunt in urban Bromley along with pedal bikes and violins also featuring in the colourful set.
With some unbreakable bars from a nostalgic trio, Manga, JME and Big Fris come through with some wavey visuals for banger ‘True To Me’.
The whole production is mad. The visual takes on an old skool vibe staying true to what Manga does best, whilst it incorporates some almost futuristic animations. Already stacking up 23k views, it has left fans pleased to have seen something so traditionally ‘grimey’ and true to the genre. This is an impressive visual which brings a certain reminiscence, keeping it cool with the whole staircase and basement vibe similarly used in lord of the mics.
It is reassuring to see artists sticking to their original roots and showing that grime is still well and truly alive and kicking, and that real grime is still making an appearance to the scene.
Check the visuals and the track below:
Read our in-depth review of the album here.
Big Zuu and JME have upped the ante with this visual for their new track 'Fall Off' as they are seen firing hadoukens and standing tall next to the London skyline.
The track itself, from Zuu's new 10-track mixtape Content With Content out October 19th, is a stomper. Produced by 169, the duo exchange their skippy flows over the trap-induced beat - a refreshing collaboration and one of JME's coldest for a while that will no doubt be hitting mass views this week. One for the anime fans also!
The whole of the Boy Better Know team have gone from strength to strength over the years, performing at Glastonbury, to filling up the O2 arena and at the weekend, performing on top of a pub in Shoreditch.
The third installment of The Den was taken back to it's former hunting ground, The Old Blue Last. On top of the boozer, there was a whole host of acts ready to pick up the mic and give us a grime and rap showcase to remember.
As the dark room started to fill up, Shauna Shadae jumped on stage with her melodic vibes - a perfect way to warm up for what was to come.
After everyone had got a few drinks down them, we were ready for The Square's Blakie, who brought the energy straight away with his hit single 'Can't See Them'. The Lewisham emcee also spat his rendition of 'We are the champions' in the middle of the crowd (not the be confused with Queen's) after throwing his left over pint all over the onlookers at the front.
Then, to my surprise, Newham MC who's doing the most at the moment grabbed the mic, Fusion. He managed to fit in most of his recent bangers, including 'Don't Get Me Mad', which I was half expecting JME to feature with him but beggars can't be choosers...
If that weren't enough, Splurgeboys came through with the whole PAP crew, bringing their Chill + Bill vibes. Tee, Rocket, Showy Danger, James Pyke were in attendance and even Olos sprayed a few bars!
As warm up acts go, that was pretty special. However, we had to get our breath back quick for BBK...
Logan Sama started the journey with 'Go Thru Face', which saw the main man Frisco and JME go back to back - a calm intro before Skepta came on from the shadows in his No Fear cap and Shorty hopped on in his Santa hat.
Freestyles from JME, Skeppy, Frisco, Shorty followed, with Discarda, Fusion and even Stylo G, Zeeks and E Mak took some of the spotlight.
The set was complete, but there was one thing left to do and that was to sing Happy Birthday to the main man Risky Roadz. Orchastrated by Jammer, all smiles were on everyone's faces leaving the venue/boozer.
If you missed this one, make sure you keep a look out for the next shoobs, which are hopefully popping up at city's across the country. The next one is January 21st, so bring your gunfingers for that one!
Watch the whole set from the night below:
The duo have released 7 videos off their highly rated and partly produced 'Chill and Bill' EP; which exceeded all expectations, along with Rocket's collaboration with former Ruff Sqwad member Fudz on 'Johnny'.
The original of 'Donny MC' was already one of the stand out tracks on the tape and now, with the added skippy flow of P Money and the wordplay from none other than JME, they've turned the original into a certified banger you're likely to hear in the club in the near future.
The track was Premiered on DJ Target's show on 1xtra last Satuday. You can stream it on Spotify below:
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