Lava La Rue -Archie

New U.K Hip Hop

New sparkling discoveries to start the year, with Ava Laurel a youthful musician from South London.
Pure and dreamy lyrics that make you feel as if you are floating on candy-floss. Her soulful lyrics on a basic yet ideal instrumental create a crisp perfection. Hopefully more of these beats are to come out.



Hip Hop article, New U.K Hip Hop

A new funkadelic record label has made it’s appearance for the U.K alternative Hip Hop scene. A simple click will transport you into the beautiful yet hectic mind of Onoe Caponoe and his disciples. A colourful and psychedelic world is to be discovered with, what only I can depict as ‘acid-trip-hop-rock’ sidetrack. 

This trippy website incorporates two of Onoe Caponoes talents: his artwork and unique musical discoveries. His artwork, well known and distinguished: Trippy doodles, funky typography filled with vibrant colours in his notepad can only catch the eye. 

Experimental, unpredictable Hip Hop to zone out to. All these artists can transport you through their deep minds to their dark souls. These wavey tunes include some of Onoe Caponoes less known mixtapes and tracks and has found the likes of London artists such as Tightill, YT, members of the 169 crew, each with their own particular, peculiar traits. 


Keep your wits about you as this record label expands. As the almighty new gems make their shine make sure you keep your eye on them as no one wants to miss their ascendence. 


Crave Moore – SAMMO

New U.K Hip Hop

“Blame Dilla for the sting of my words”

This devious, U.K rapper has been a treasure to look further into his tracks. After hearing this M.C on two of my personal favourite tracks ‘Meddling Loops’ Rejjie Snow and ‘Crave’ Jesse James Solomon, I was intrigued by this mysterious voice. The 22 year-old, South-Londoner whose lyrics are on point has the talent to emerge these with his instrumentals to make one- a masterpiece. After posting on SoundCloud a few tracks it leaves an Underground Hip Hop lover craving for more.

This video set in Paris blends perfectly with the song. Clear, artistic visuals are used which emphasise the beauty of the instrumental. The smooth beat used uses elements of jazzy 90’s Hip Hop instrumentals. This is mixed with his smooth, yet deep voice which he masters perfectly. 

Watch out for his next material- it can only be promising!

Jesse James Solomon – The Ride Home

New U.K Hip Hop

Jesse James is a rapper from S.E London. He made his first appearance with the track ‘Came in the name of’ which took us all by surprise. Since then he has come far: he has released his E.P ‘Jesse from S.E’ and dropped the odd track with features with the likes of Rejjie Snow and Jadasea. He usually uses smooth instrumentals accompanied by his soft voice. 

In this new track he shows the effect of time on his life. Jesse James lyrics are of a mixture of his youth, how far he has come and the London lifestyle. He uses a natural tone of voice with a profound instrumental.