two blokes in cars.
Most people when asked the question “do you remember that guy Skrapsta from SLK?” will stare at you blankly until you’re forced to say, “he was a grime mc”. At this point they will most likely lose the vague interest they probably never had in what you were saying, and go back to tweeting about how the latest wave of strikes are not about pensions nor the fact David Cameron permanently looks like he’s impersonating a weasel impersonating a man. Anyway, to cut a long story short (if you want the long version get his mixtape) Skrapz is Back (yes that’s also the title of his mixtape… I’m clever like that) and he’s got his eyes on the top spot. With a ragga infused flow that makes most British rappers sound like Vanilla Ice and bars about how his gun’s longer than his leg it’s no surprise. Check the video below to hear more:
I hope you got the number of the dude talking about strikes because if he didn’t like the last freestyle, he’ll love this one. English Frank provides a sequel to his hugely popular ‘100 Bars of Truth’ and becomes one of the first UK rappers to successfully articulate some of the anger which saw most of our cities turn into ‘all you can eat’ technology buffets this summer. Responding to critics who tried to write him off as a typical British pub guy, and those sections of our media who deem it appropriate to demonise the entire working class with snide comments and witless humour, Frank provides an embedded perspective on the state of British rap and society with his typical blend of philosophical rambling and common sense realism. It’s a testament to his skill that he has to let us know he won’t be able to explain the nature of reality in a hundred bars, and it speaks volumes about how interesting this guy is that I’m actually disappointed by that.
To listen to more of Frank’s material either check out his youtube channel, or look for his 2008 mixtape The Hardway, recorded under the moniker Frantic Frank. AM
Where I am, what I do, what I knew, how I grew being with you—that’s all I know. And today I’m still here, still fear, still something ain’t clear—that’s all I know. Someone stop me from selling myself short because we both know the non-shallow deserve more. I’m real but compared to what? I don’t know. I feel but don’t age, I’m young and still broke, I haven’t lost enough to appreciate a thing. I’m surrounded by people that hold people only as dreams, well, let it be because there ain’t no remedy to heal a broke heart.
Take It All With MeSkrapz
New track I produced for Skrapz called “Take It All With Me” from his upcoming release, “Way Better Than You” (available for download 6.19.12).
Way Better Than You Record Release Party 6.23.12 at Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit, MI.
Skrapz - Take It All With Me
Written by: C. Christie
Produced / Programmed / Mixed by: Eddie Logix
Recorded / Engineered by: Charlie Beans “The Oven” Madison Heights, MI.
Mastered by: Tenacity