UK Hip Hop

Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Acrylic snail, Dirty Dike’s first full length offering since 2015’s ‘Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight’, offers exactly what we’ve come to expect from the High Focus rapper, a brash, brazen barrage of lyrical debauchery seesawing between giddy, narcissistic highs and self-deprecating lows. Ever the enigmatic lyricist the one thing you can be certain that… Continue reading Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Grime, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

It’s not necessary to listen to all of Jam Baxter’s catalogue of releases, a remarkably consistent ten in ten years, to understand that the North London rapper is a master of his craft. The meticulous craftsmanship of his lyrical wordplay often appears at odds with the debauched, gruesome content – but the marriage of the… Continue reading Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

LoFi, UK Hip Hop

Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh

On ‘Life In The Flesh’ Coops hooks up with Talos to take us on an introspective journey deep into his consciousness as he reflects on life, death and everything that comes between. The North London rapper describes this as a concept album that was “recorded as a reminder that life is a test”, and that… Continue reading Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh

UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

Album Review: Fliptrix – Inexhale

High Focus head honcho Fliptrix is synonymous with the sound of UK Hip-Hop. Boom-bap beats, piano-laced melodies and not to mention his intelligent, multi-syllabic bars have made him a colossus on the UK scene. Inexhale represents a continuation of this sound, a journey into the depths of his consciousness that wends a path through space… Continue reading Album Review: Fliptrix – Inexhale

Experimental, LoFi

EP Review: Talos – Lowlight EP

Producer Talos has worked alongside High Focus’s newest recruit Coops for several years, providing the assist on multiple tracks from the rappers debut High Focus release, as well as the prior albums that gained him this attention: ‘God Complex’ and ‘Lost Soul’. Talos's debut EP ‘Lowlight EP’ on High Focus is a genre-crossing project mixing… Continue reading EP Review: Talos – Lowlight EP