This is an extremely prevalent period for UK rap music and the scene is somewhat bursting with talent. Rap music is becoming a huge part of British culture, as artists tell their life stories through their music. UK Rap music is not just one genre anymore, we have a huge variety of sub genres ranging from hip hop to grime to trap and we're finally being recognised worldwide for it. I've picked just a few of our favourite 'Underrated' UK artists to share ...
Lancey Foux's style is impossible to ignore, his artistic approach to music and unique fashion sense brings something new to the scene. In a scene overpopulated with rappers, he effortlessly stands out from the crowd. Lancey even featured on 'Dyed 2wice' with Skepta earlier this year, proving that this artist is starting to get the recognition he deserves. He is also set to release a track with Octavian in the very near future so look out for that one.
Birmingham's most recent rising star, Mitch is set to blow up in the very near future. His raw lyrics and relentless flow are set to secure him a place as one of the UK's hardest rappers. He's definitely making noise in the scene, featuring on tracks with OFB rappers and one of Manchesters' upcoming artists Mastermind. 'The Mitchtape 2' EP will be released later this year so prepare for the come up.
Flohio's intelligent and in-your-face lyricism is exactly the refreshing vibe we need to hear from UK artists. Her poetic style and artistic music videos truly make her stand out, she even featured on a track with UK legends 'The streets'. Flohio even bagged herself a spot on the Colors show, a platform presenting us with freestyle from only the most elite artists from around the world.
Manchester's Tunde has received a lot of recognition over the past year due to his raw and gritty style, he brings us that real rap flow which the UK is lacking in a sense. With a freestyle on every platform imaginable, it's safe to say that Tunde is being acknowledged. The work rate is mad so we can expect a lot more from Tunde soon.
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Jesse James Solomon brings us heartfelt and chilled hip hop perfect for those late night drives. His flow is steady and easy to listen to and his wordplay is somewhat poetic. I've dropped one of his older tracks above, as its a personal favourite but definitely check out some more of his stuff on youtube.
Manchester's Ayo brings us energetic melodies over hard trap beats . He caught my attention about a year ago with his track 'Win the race', and now he's set to do just that as he releases his second GRM premier 'When they see us'.
House of Pharaohs
London's collaborative group House of Pharaohs are becoming pretty eminent in the uk rap scene although its surprising to see they're still not as recognised as they should be. Their undeniably wavey sound brings a new vibe to the UK scene. Not only are they taking the scene as a group but they are making noise individually, with members including Sam Wise and Blaze.
Manchester's youngest in charge, Mastermind made serious waves in the scene with his single 'Wavetime'. The catchy lyrics and unique, melodic flow over a trappy beat were the perfect recipe to grab the UK's attention. We look forward to hearing more from Mastermind in the future.
Last year Kadiata brought us the party vibes with 'on tap' , and this year he caught our attention once again with his 'Pornhub freestyle'. His sounds vary from trap, to grime to more melodic tracks, making something unique and showing his versatility as an artist.
With 4 Manny artists on this list already, It is safe to say that Manchester is taking the scene by storm. Manchester's K don is a fan favourite. It seems that this trap wave style is taking over the UK and K don is one of the most noteworthy artists in this field. With 1.3 million views on Manoeuvre, a mixtape madness freestyle and a feature with American artist Joe blow the future is looking bright for this artist.
Birmingham's Brixx is about to be the hottest in the game, bringing us that raw real rap. As the most recent winner of 'Da come up' the UK's urban talent show, Brixx has exploded into the scene. This female artist is incomparable to any other female in the drill scene, she is on another level with her cold wordplay and dynamic flow. She's about to show up every man and woman in the scene, prepare yourselves for new material very soon.
This is the last Mancunian artist i promise.. Meekz burst into the scene with his hoods hottest freestyle a few months ago. This was potentially one of the most memorable trap freestyles I've heard this year. Meekz linked up with Tunde for 'Say less do more' the hard hitting flow caught our attention once again.