JP's Underground Tracks of the Month
BBC Introducing Scotland's Ally McCrae gets the low down from Joseph JP Patterson, as he reveals his top three underground tracks.
3. Ego - Nuttum Like Back Then
My third track of the month comes from south London Family Tree member Ego. When reviewing Nuttum Like Back Then, I thought it sounded raw, gritty and quite rough around the edges. Production comes courtesy of Nytz, with a strong dubstep influence shining throughout and this track definitely has the potential to cause many-a-mosh pit.
2. EXO - They Call Me EXO
My second track of the month comes from one of my favourite rappers around right now, EXO. Hailing from north London, he has risen through the UK rap ranks alongside USG - a rap crew which includes the likes of K Koke, Squingy, etc. On the Show N Prove -produced hip-hop beat, EXO drops some bars to introduce himself to the world. EXO's big character comes through on They Call Me EXO, which is out now!
1. TRACK OF THE MONTH: Teddy Music Feat. Lil Nasty, Double S, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten, Lady Leshurr & Tre Mission - 'Hoods Up' (Remix)
My number one track this month comes from Teddy Music, whose Newham Generals-assisted track - Doomed - I featured as my No. 1 track back in February. Teddy's new single, Hoods Up, features Ruff Sqwad, Ghetts, Roachee and Stutta on the original, but I personally prefer this remix. Lil Nasty, Double S, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten, Birmingham's Lady Leshurr and Canada's Tre Mission all run a lyrical relay race on the energetic grime production, showcasing some skillful styles and flows while they're at it. Catch the original and remix on iTunes from April 15.
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