Skreintax may not have been the most obvious collaboration. Dr Syntax and Skrein each have quite a unique take on Hip Hop but in no way is ‘Scene Stealers’ a mash-up of the two. Synners and Skrizzle have cooperated to create a joint stage for their skills.
There ain’t been too many MCs to represent the shamrock, you can probably name the ones that have made it over here on one hand. Leyton’s Shameless has picked up this mantle and we know he rolls deep. For the debut single released from his Smokers Die Younger LP he has picked the anthemic message rap – Live Fast.
Serving up prime slabs of heavyweight beats and tasty rhymes is West London MC Doc Brown. He initially burst on the scene with the remix of Gary Jules’ Mad World and released his debut LP The Document last year. This time he returns with 16 tracks which add to the Citizen Smith franchise.
The Doc’s back with another one, and he’s come a long way. Not content with Poisonous Poet fame, solo recognition with Citizen Smith Vol. 1 and The Document and BBC Radio and TV success, Mister Brown is planting Citizen Smith Vol.2 into the mix and paving the way for his brother and fellow PP fam Luc Skyz: next to put his stamp on the game.
West London’s Tef-Co are an upcoming crew and have their first official single Rumours out now. They come across as a very professional unit and their image is well refined. These guys seem to know what direction they are going in. The CD features three tracks, the first Rumours makes use of production from DJ Gold Fingers and comes in dirty and radio versions.