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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 - and this month it's a Birmingham special.

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3. Hitman - Ding Dong

My third track of the month comes from Hitman, a grime MC from Birmingham, and he's one of the main members of Invasion Alert. I've actually been speaking to this guy for years, like, from MySpace days, and I know he thinks that I haven't been listening out for his music, but I have - I just wanted to hear improvement on every front: content, flow and delivery. On Ding Dong, I heard a lot of improvement!

 

2. Pressure - In Birmingham

 

Pressure

My second track this month comes from, I think, one of StayFresh's best MCs, Pressure. The Birmingham spitter reps his ends to the fullest on this track, mentioning it almost every two seconds! His flow is very signature, and that's so important to have in today's copy-cat environment. Expect some exciting projects from Pressure, namely his upcoming Swifta Beater-produced EP, Grime Is Money.

 

1. TRACK OF THE MONTH: C4 Feat. JME, Frisco & Jammer - Off Track (BBK Remix)

 

My number one of the month comes from one of the most hyped and talked about MCs in grime at the moment, C4. Recently signed to the same management as Boy Better Know, the Birmingham-born rhymer hooked up with his team mates JME, Frisco and Jammer, for the remix of his popular grime song, Off Track - which is produced by his brother, Preditah. EVERYONE can relate to the message, and I think that's why it's had such a great response with not just grime-lovers, but music-lovers across the board. This, along with the original, is out now!

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