The first single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘The Eat Up Mixtape’ is a breezy, summertime head-nodder. Hip hop baby god DJ IQ produces a beat laden soundscape for Skrein’s poised, expressive flow, while long time Foreign Beggars collaborator Graziella adds soulful lamentations, reminiscent of Jill Scott, on the hook.
A: The Weary Traveller
AA: Drug Music (2007-2001)
Skrein has been making noise on the underground for a while now as part of the Underground Alliance (UNDALI). Having collaborated with the likes of SkinnyMan, Task Force, Plan B and more he’s now drafted in boy-wonder IQ on production duties. At only 20 years old, DJ IQ already has a DMC title, time as Jehst’s tour DJ, an album and a few mixtapes under his belt and on this single shows why his lo-fi, jazzy cocktails of beats are becoming the tracks of choice for the more discerning UK MC.
Skrein’s ‘The Weary Traveller’ arrives on June 4th, keep an eye out for ‘The Eat Up Mixtape’ out later this summer.
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