Best rapper in the UK at the moment?

luka

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I'm really interested in it because I was also a young stoned white man prone to 'over-identification' with rap music. I worked out fairly early on that this wasn't something I would allow myself to do. But given different surroundings and different associates, a different context, it might have been me. You can easily imagine corpsey as one of these people. Rapping about sexual despair and depression and alienation. As I say, most on dissensus have been one of these people. And I think over-identification is a kind of superpower.
 

luka

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Depends. The distinction I drew was Fredo and Abra but you could say the North West Church Rd axis as against drill which I view as very distinct. I can't stand the former. It disgusts me.
 

luka

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Yeah he's the only one I like at the moment. Careers are short but hot runs are even shorter. Go back in time a little while and there's other names I'd add. Potter Payper had a good run. I liked Taze. Some people who maybe had one or two good performances. Just a brief flaring up in the darkness.
 

luka

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You've got ex con rap too. Old road rap vets coming back from long birds weighing about 16 stone trying to pick up where they left off. Rimzee say, or Tiny Boost.
 

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Youve got people who had a buzz getting picked up by the industry, folded into uncomfortable shapes, bent out of position, marooned in no mans land. Loski making tunes with Aitch. Filming embarrassing videos aimed at middle England.
 

luka

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You've got all this stuff

 

luka

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You've got the stormzy/pa salieu music for concerned liberals. You've got dirty sanchez/Eminem provincial nihilism music like Slowthai.
 

qwerty south

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Digga D is the only drill rapper who I've heard of who can really rap imo.

Nines has at least one classic


My recent drilly "claim to fame" is I got a lift in a truck which which was used in a certain provincial drill rap crew's video (on something like 10M YT views at time of writing) . Sad I know...
 

luka

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Theres more than Digga D but it depends how you're judging it. Barty was in love with Mizormac he said he was like Thelonius Monk.
 
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