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The Posted WRAP UP - (December 2021)

Updated: Mar 14, 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 a brand new year and a brand new wrap up! Yeah, 2022! And what better way to start off the new year than by talking about some of the things we loved so dearly from the last one? 2021 brought us some gems if truth be told with Dave, Ghetts, Little Simz all releasing amazing commercial albums. What more could you ask for? Well I think all too much, those December releases never got their credit where it’s due. So let's put an end to that and fly the flag for Sagittarius and Capricorn season, and let you know what we’ve been liking as we close the curtains on a great year for UK Underground music!


Singles:

Bawo + BXKS - Leave Britney Alone

Nix Northwest - Occasional L

Big Buddies - Champs-Élysées

Jadu Jadu, TAMBALA + Jaydonclover - Honey Lemon Tea

Mushiyyah - Playground

Debbie - Summer in December


Bawo + BXKS - Leave Britney Alone

An unexpected collab between Bawo and BXKS closes out a memorable 2021 for the both of them. Earlier in the year, BXKS brought us her debut EP “Full time Daydreamer '' as well as a follow up with “Hack The Planet '', making a statement with her unparalleled work rate. We were also gifted with one of the standout EPs of the year from Bawo with “Live & Let Thrive”.



On “Leave Britney Alone”, the bouncy laidback instrumental allows these two lyrical powerhouses to do what they do best, as they effortlessly dish out quick wordplay and unpredictable flows that keeps the listener hooked in. Bawo and BXKS have been two very highly regarded artists in the UK scene over the course of the year, and “Leave Britney Alone” just goes to show why that is.


EP:

Motto Estate - TED TAPES

[ K S R ] - Peace + Harmony

Clavish - 2022

FLOHIO - Final Rage


FLOHIO - Final Rage

At the start of December, just over a year on from the release of her debut mixtape “No Panic No Pain”, South Londoner FLOHIO blessed us with a brand new EP “Final Rage”. Throughout 2021, FLOHIO has stayed consistent providing us with a couple of Colors performances and singles, including the track “Whiplash” which can be found on her latest EP.



There’s an almost anthemic feel to this project, with the relentlessly high energy opening 2 tracks “Gobezerk” and “Whiplash”. And FLOHIO doesn’t let up on the last two tracks either with “Rollercoaster” and “Marbles” providing some of the most interesting instrumentals that I’ve heard FLOHIO on (courtesy of Lotus Capo and Who Else). FLOHIO’s artistry speaks for itself, as “Final Rage” provides an enjoyable listening experience to all, and at a short run time of just under 11 minutes you’ll be left wanting more.