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The Posted WRAP UP - (Mar/Apr 2022)

Here at UK Underground Rap, we're committed to connecting the scene in any way we can. That's why we've linked up with Posted UK to bring you a monthly round-up of underground music!

 

It’s been a crazy past couple of months for UK music! March brought us two phenomenal projects with “Forward” from p-rallel and “Off the Strength” from Cookin’ Soul and Lord Apex. In April, JVCK JAMES gifted us “ON THE ROCKS” and while I would love to talk about these projects, if you’ve been reading these articles since the start them you might be expecting that.


However, I realised that they (unfortunately) don’t meet the criteria for this month. I also realise that I’ve never explained the only condition that I have in place for these articles that I’ve been doing over the past couple of months, so my bad apologies xx.


I’m sure we can all agree that Spotify is a bit stinky, to say the least, so much so that in order to earn a living wage off of streams alone, an artist needs approximately 405,000 monthly listeners (and probably even more than that when taking into account the costs to get their music made).

A fairly disgustingly high number, so with all of these articles in the past, present and future, our aim is to shine a spotlight on those who fall under this threshold at the time of the article being written. So with that in mind, let’s dive right in and give some credit where it is well truly due.


Singles:

Akemi Fox - See You Soon

Tariq Disu - W.W.Y.B.

Blaze YL - Mysterious (prod. EL LONDO)

Jim Legxacy - eye tell (!)

David Armada + Offcut - Hart

Danny Sanchez - 17

Debbie - Stay


Jim Legxacy - eye tell (!)

Right off the bat, an artist who took 2021 by storm with the incredible and cohesive project “CITADEL”, Jim Legxacy returns with his truly unique sound on his first release of the year - “Eye Tell (!)”. Having first teased the track on his TikTok (@jimlegxacy_) in early January of this year, “Eye Tell (!)” has been highly anticipated, and I feel that the wait itself is something to be celebrated.



With the snippet having gained a massive audience, I can imagine this comes with a lot of pressure to get it done quickly and release it as soon as possible. But Jim Legxacy taking his time to really perfect the track, has definitely paid off and speaks highly to his integrity as an artist. The track itself is mesmerizing, from the intriguing soft guitar melody that drags you into the song, to the snappy percussion throughout “Eye Tell (!)” you can never tell what Jim Legxacy’s next move will be, and that’s part of the appeal. Musically speaking, Jim Legxacy is one of the most unpredictable and exciting artists out at the minute!


EP:

Ego Ella May - FIELDNOTES PT II

Xadi - Floating In Lilac

Deyah - HeART-Break NoTel (THE FREESTYLES)

Paul Stephan - Streetmisfit4eva

Yiiga - Soul Ties

Loraxx - When I Come Home


Yiiga - Soul Ties

April brought us a brand new project from South East London’s very own Yiiga, with her latest EP “Soul Ties”.


Yiiga’s last EP, “Inner Dawn” came to us in late 2020 and having released a string of singles between now and then, Yiiga has been slowly but surely building up anticipation for “Soul Ties”. Singles such as “Up” (featuring KiLLOWEN), “Good Enough”, “Edge” and “Nirvana” all