Land of Rap - August 2022

Land of Rap – October 2022

It’s a little late this month’s article, mostly due to the amount of activity there’s been surrounding rap in Wales the passed month. With some high caliber events happening throughout October with the likes of Manga Saint Hilare, D Double E,Verb T and Prez T visiting the country all supported by artists of the land plus the general output of content from rappers up and down, it’s been keeping me on my toes whilst also providing us all with some quality music and memorable moments.

This time of year has always seemed to bring out the heavyweights. Mace the Great returned at the start of October with the Minas produced ‘Loyalty’. The Spott Road MC has a presence about him that translates to track, including this one. A commanding delivery and flows running smoothly over the keys, this is a huge track.

The same can be said for Deyah, with her ‘Black Glamour’ mixtape possessing a level of artistry that those who take 5 years between projects have contained within theirs. It’s a deeply layered listen, one deserving of every return to dissect it.

L E M F R E C K’s latest ‘Death by Nyash’ sees him link with the previously mentioned Manga. Another musician who goes above and beyond creatively, this is but another piece to his upcoming ‘Blood Sweat Fears’ project. If what we have had so far is anything to go by, Lem is about to exceed the Welsh Music Prize nominated The Pursuit.

We’ve also seen a fair few new names appear this month too: I’m really into what Sage (not to be
confused with Sage Todz) has dropped recently, offering up several collaborations recently with Tonyy and fellow fresh face ShayShay. The latter also had music of her own release with Silkcrayon’s REU6IX assistance on the track ‘Thas Me’. Stone offers the album It’s Piff, Init with heavy beats throughout and the laidback, lazy flow that sounds inspired by the Blah! Records lot.

809lb is the first name out of Buckley up in the north east that we’re aware of. His ‘Thin Line’ EP is a brilliant introduction piece to him and he’s already dropping follow-up singles that are on par with the quality of his project.

This bunch of releases barely scratches the surface of what came last month and what is already hitting in November so before we’re recapping this month check this playlist out for more rap music out of Wales:

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