One of the most respected names in UK rap and music industry game changer, Sway, returns with the remix to his new single Still Speedin’, which is released on 4th December on 3beat Records. Bringing two of the UK’s finest rap talents together, British rapper Kano jumps on the track and stars in the remix video. However to some extent Kano just phones it in and is destroyed by Sway.
Still Speedin’ has already been named Zane Lowe‘s Record Of The Week and made it onto the B-list at BBC 1Xtra. The single samples Loleatta Holloway‘s ‘Love Sensation‘, which was made famous by Black Box who sampled it on their 1989 #1 ‘Ride On Time‘. I’m not too sure about the use of this sample as it has too many dance connotations for me and leads you into thinking that this will be another poor attempt at jumping on a house beat for some easy sell out cash. Sample apart though this is a pretty banging track. Sway goes in on the track with his signature lyrical word-play, demonstrating his prowess with some serious punchlines. Causing a huge buzz online, the lyrics have got the likes of Lewis Hamilton taking to Twitter to support the track.
Born Derek Safo, the Mercury-nominated north London rapper has been a stalwart of the music game since the age of 16 and is credited by peers and critics a-like as a trailblazer in the UK urban scene. Paving the way for the likes of Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Chipmunk, his ability to cross over saw Sway beat the cream of international hip hop talent such as 50 Cent and The Game to win MOBO Best Hip Hop in 2005 and he took the crown for Best UK Hip Hop at the 2006 BET Awards. In addition, Sway was the only featured rapper on Lupe Fiasco’s Billboard No.1 Album “Lasers”.
Sway has just makde a cameo appearance in the Channel 4 drama, Top Boy a four-part drama starring Ashley Walters [So Solids Asher D] and Kano.