Best rapper in the UK at the moment?

luka

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I've said a lot about this sort of music. So many young depressed white men folded into themselves, massively introverted, lost in a branching cave system of mild cannabis psychosis. Most people on dissensus used to be one. No interest in the music as music but as a demographic they're starting to find a voice.
 

luka

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and with an anachronistic loyalty to early 90s values of integrity and honesty. There's a total identification with a particular superseded formulation of hiphop ethics but shorn of any machismo or charisma or star power. All painfully introverted, speaking out the corner of the mouth
 
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luka

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At the moment in the UK you've got a lot of different MC based scenes what Fredo does has nothing to do with that Abra does. What Aitch does has nothing to do with what Blah and High Focus do or whatever grime is these days.
 

luka

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The English music media always dreams of unearthing a literary genius to describe life in this country. That's why we get endless lyrics about queuing for a kebab at 2am and fights for mini cabs, PlayStation, Rizla, 'wanking into a pizza box' to quote woops. From Mike Skinner to Arctic Monkeys. They all want a kind of kitchen sink realism.
 

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The difficulty you have is that English life is typically so tepid that any writing in that vein is going to be all bathos.
 

qwerty south

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The English music media always dreams of unearthing a literary genius to describe life in this country. That's why we get endless lyrics about queuing for a kebab at 2am and fights for mini cabs, PlayStation, Rizla, 'wanking into a pizza box' to quote woops. From Mike Skinner to Arctic Monkeys. They all want a kind of kitchen sink realism.
Insightful stuff - would be an interesting topic for an article (esp. in relation to "uk hip hop").

Lee Scott's lyrics speak for themselves imo. If it's "kitchen sink" then it's real kitchen sink rather than the imagined kitchen sink of the likes of Blur - he's from Runcorn.

It's not "Soundcloud rap" - he was a known battler and does loadsa shows.

If he he's not the best then the other contenders I reckon are Wretch, Dizzee, P Money, JME, Wiley or Scorzayzee.
 

qwerty south

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At the moment in the UK you've got a lot of different MC based scenes what Fredo does has nothing to do with that Abra does. What Aitch does has nothing to do with what Blah and High Focus do or whatever grime is these days.
The 'road rap' and 'drill' scenes are not a world away (if they are not lying in their lyrics :rolleyes:)
 

qwerty south

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I've said a lot about this sort of music. So many young depressed white men folded into themselves, massively introverted, lost in a branching cave system of mild cannabis psychosis. Most people on dissensus used to be one. No interest in the music as music but as a demographic they're starting to find a voice.
Lee refers to his depression in the lyrics of the Group EP . Might be poetic licence but there's a fair amount of gallows humour in his lyrics
 
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luka

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That's not something you get with indie, despite indie being an overlapping demographic
 
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