Best rapper in the UK at the moment?

luka

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im anti Nines anti church Rd anti north west except for are you alone fam which is a classic for the ages
 

luka

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I like him, but I do get that vibe. Kind of guy who could become a favourite of Pitchfork, The Guardian and NME. Mercury contender.
If you see the billposting campaign you will see he is being pushed hard at that sector.
 

luka

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It felt seriously off from the start but as soon as the David Sylvian sample happened it was confirmation.
 
Pa Salieu tape is brilliant but it will end up with widespread attention just because it stands out. So, the interest is whether he can maintain the ideal or end up fading; the lack of live shows and/or festivals will help him short term most likely. If we see him running round doing The Last Leg Xmas special it's over. The dizzee curse is one to avoid at all costs.

I could see why Luka would hate it but your opinion on the rap thing has always been dodgy lol. Look how much you all droned about drill even though no-one had any charisma. The gliding 808s are a great innovation but it wasn't a good era for UK MCs at all.

East v NW is well established tho so I understand not being into Nines.

As for "rappers" - the best rapper is never ever white and certainly never from Runcorn. White wool rappers certainly hold a niche and I would never disrespect that- parts of Runcorn are rough as old boots- but no.
 

luka

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The U.K. Market bends people out of shape. That's a demographic issue you can't dodge.
 

luka

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If you want to access the national market you have to embarrass yourself.
 
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