Written by: Fred Garratt-Stanley
The grubby cobblestone streets of Small Heath from the 1920s have been transformed into the imposing 21st century Birmingham high rise housing estates, but the cruelty captured by Peaky Blinders remains for much of the Music made central to England's second city. Some of the artists, known as the spiritual home of Metal, but now known as the birthplace of some of the country's most exciting rappers, are pioneers of a reviving brum sound.
As shown in the video by donning tweed suits and peaked caps reminiscent of John Shelby's country clothes, Jaykae's sense of connection with the history of his city becomes apparent. His sound is raw, energetic, and emotionally competitive, and embodies the struggles inherent in the social environment that has built him. The 2017 EP "Where Have You Been?" Showing the emotional depth of his lyrics in tracks such as "Headache" and Murkage Dave's soothing tones, "Every Country" subtly evokes Birmingham garage pioneer Mike Skinner. On the tracks of Aitch, Slowthai and Tom Zanetti are some successful Jaykae features to see, and it is certainly a complete project Lady Leshurr has established in 2015 as one of the most famous rappers in the UK. Their apologetic implementation of the brummie accent over beats that mix pop, dancehall, and hip-hop has created an environment in which MCs from the city can pursue an honest vocal expression. Most appealing, however, is their refusal to take themselves too seriously. From the eloquent Queen's Speech Freestyles to the album title "Mona Leshurr," the comically self-dubbed Queen Of UK Rap has an unbridled ability to put energy and fun into whatever she does.
A The latest set of novelist and DJ Oblig at Rinse FM highlighted the ability of Brum Grime MC C4 to transfer its classic lyric "Everybody knows my bars in the rave" to any place (highlight: "Everyone knows my bars in the church" ). The influence of the older brother, producer Preditah, penetrates into the June EP "C4ramel", a collection of melodic garage tracks. C4 jumped with Conducta and Sheffield MC Coco for the latest release & # 39; Crowd Reaction & # 39; into the studio. This track aims to demonstrate the commercial success of the recent collaboration of the garage manufacturer with AJ Tracey at & # 39; Ladbroke Grove & # 39; to use.
Nebel's rise was the strongest impetus for the development of a new wave of brum music, and his use of British Asian Slang and Punjabi spoke to a community temporarily on the verge of British rap culture. His influence on the rap scene is growing day by day and has helped him build a strong fan base outside of his city.
Sox  No-Nonsense Grime MC Sox is one of Birmingham's most iconic underground voices, after a decade in which both solo and Crew Invasion Alert Sets and Freestyles were shot down, demonstrating their unwavering loyalty to Birmingham. Preserve grime sound. His racy polysyllabic plans and brisk flows have made him one of the most respected figures in the city, and the latest single, "Bikes and Planes," mocks his refusal to meet commercial expectations or leave the city: "My mother told John that you have to take care of something. / You live in Spain, but that was in the past. / Stop cycling and chill in the apartments. " As long as he continues to produce tracks on the same level, Sox fans are more than happy to cycle through his housing estate for the foreseeable future.
Blue Room Mafia
The collective's most recent releases are predominantly by Ninioh, the sassy, dynamic MC who can be described as the front man of the group. Producer Lauren Ralph controls the sound of the crew, combining relaxed, catchy rap / hip-hop beats with bass-trap influences. The ingenuity of his production is evident in the selection of theme music from Zelda's Lost Forests on Samwise's up-and-coming rapper single "Nemo". Blue Room Mafia recently teamed up with Brooklyn-based musician Erick The Architect to produce Senorita, a funky, playful track with a rhythmically influenced Latin beat that's hard to miss.