The London urban music scene never fails to disappoint for constantly creating new promising acts set to be the next Wretch 32 or Miss Dynamite. This week we’ve found 3 artists showing potential and what it takes to crack into the mainstream. Every day we’re sent links to mixtapes or videos from Londoners thinking they’re the next Tupac. Here are our 3 diamonds in the rough:
First up, L’Nino with ‘B.I.G’. If you can get over the unneccessary over usage of the F word in the chorus (not the best move if you want to get airplay) – the video production and L’Nino’s rapping is actually pretty good; less grimey and more West Coast; shows L’Nino’s massive rapping potential as a UK artist – could definitely see him collaborating with a US rapper.
Next up is West London’s AbilityMc (TWITTER @AbilityMc1 ) , 18. We can’t get enough of his tune ‘Zone Out with Me’. We love how AbilityMc has kept it real with his West London accent shining through his lyrics. This one is chilled with a capital C. Saweet.
Last but not least, my absolute favourite right now – Smurf (twitter @SmurfUK) with his new video ‘I Ain’t Havin’ It’. The Link Up Tv video is the money, styling is spot on and Smurf can spit like many can only dream; plus he looks good doing it and he makes it look effortless. The only thing worth critising is the name – SMURF – surely there must be story behing that? You can get his free download by clicking here