Land of Rap - August 2022

Land of Rap – September 2022

A return worthy of all the fanfare this month as Bespoken and Catalystic released their first joint project in a decade ‘Higher Goods Vehicle’. No steps missed from either party on this one with Bespoken sounding as sharp as ever against some proper “nod your head” instrumentals. With a lot of veterans of Welsh hip-hop currently in the picture with frequent releases and performances, it’s great to see Bespoken in the mix and I hope it isn’t so long until we hear more new music from him.

Heading up north to an artist that Sage Todz put me on to, Emdez is a new face to the ever-growing drill scene. He slots effortlessly into it too with his debut ‘Castle’ a decent first offering from the Caernarvon based lad (a guess based on the visuals). 

Lesser Kind also had a debut track (to my knowledge) that was extremely impressive this last month. ‘Deja Vu’s laidback delivery and consistent rhythmic flow had me from the first hook and it’s definitely up there as one of my favourites from this year.

2021’s ‘Diving Deeper’ from Unity saw the Bard Picasso rep flexing all sorts of creative muscles. ‘Red & Blue’ continues that with sound conceptually driven cuts and bars that could easily transfer into the spoken word format with how poetically crafted and intricate they are.

Rounding up we’re steamrolling towards the release of Deyah’s new project with ‘Maranatha’ adding to the stack of singles we’ve had before its unveiling, Murkage gifted us multiple tracks over a short period of time building up the hype for his upcoming tour, North Walian duo Kold Kings dropped their album ‘This May Be The Last Time’ plus a ton more happening over September that you can find in this playlist right here:

As we roll into October there are some HEAVY shows coming up that you should check out if you’re interested in seeing some of the country’s finest in action. One being our own at Larynx Entertainment as we head to Cardiff for the first time with grime favourite Manga Saint Hilare headlining at The Moon with support from an all welsh lineup. In the same week The Shutdown Show bring President T to the capital where once again you can probably expect support to come from some of Wales’ best in the field. D Double E at the end of the month for Llais Festival, Murkage’s tour as mentioned…i’m just going to drop a bunch of links below for you to check out!

The Murkage Tour:

Larynx Entertainment presents Manga Saint Hilare at The Moon, Cardiff: 

Mixtape Madness/size? At St. David’s Shopping Centre:

The Shutdown Show presents President T at The Moon, Cardiff:

D Double E at Llais Festival:

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