Bristol-based producer Sam Krats has been gaining momentum on the UK circuit recently, working with an ever-growing list of international talent. His latest single “Annihilate” pairs El Da Sensei of the legendary US duo Artifacts, with two-time EOW champ, member of the UK super-posse Gatecrasherz, and formidable soloist Gee Bag.
Honestly, I can’t give Krats enough credit for partnering these two rappers over a beat. The duo vibe instantly, flowing effortlessly over an instrumental that seems tailor-made to complement their individual styles. The beat itself is uplifting, with a somewhat dreamlike quality, and satisfying punch, with an appropriate sampling of Notorious B.I.G’s “Going Back to Cali” providing a hook between verses.
Altogether, the tune proves to be one of the best international hip-hop collaborations in recent years and deserves to be a future summer classic. Check it out now, and grab it free from Bandcamp.