The army of UK Rappers bringin’ a Bashment/Afrobeats nuisance to their array of releases this year; largely since the Bashment and Afrobeats wave of influence on UK Rap in the early part of this decade – outlined in the BNTL features ‘Return of the Rudeboy’s’ & ‘Bashment Afrobeats & London’s Thriving Hoodstars’ I slapped together in ’14 and ’15 – seems to be pickin’ up some pace.
Needless to say there’s been a whole lot more music of the UK “Afrohop” persuasion lately. From the Trap sounds of LD & Baby R’s track ‘Anything You Want’ to the RnBesk sensual sounds of ‘Lottoboyzz – Hitlist Remix’ featuring the UK Rap-Bashment OG Sneakbo; and all of which sound British; sound like Rap; all encompass Bashment & Afrobeats nuisances in varying degrees giving them them their distinct appeal and varied range of styles and sounds in this buregeoning realm of “Urban Music”.
Anyway let’s get into the important stuff – the bloody music init. So here ‘6 Toppatop Bashment & Afrobeats Amalgamated UK Rap Riddims’ dropped late this year to wrap your ears round:
TRAPZ X ARD ADZ – BAG TRAP STACK
KOJO FUNDS – MY 9INE
MOSTACK – LIAR LIAR (REMIX) W/ KREPT, KONAN & J HUS
MIST – TIME W/ MOSTACK
LOTTO BOYZZ – HITLIST(REMIX) W/ SNEAKBO
ABRA CADABRA X KOJO FUNDS – DUN TALKIN’
Hail up Sneakbo, Mist, Kojo Funds, Mostack, J Hus and the rest of the mandem pushing in a different direction.