Posts Tagged ‘ Kwam ’

Kwam – My 5 Year Plan [Prod By Chillz]


Young producer Chillz’ stock is ever growing and further proof of this comes i the guise of his collaboration with highly rated mc Kwam on the track ‘My 5 Year Plan’ which gives fans a little taster what to expect from Kwams forthcoming release ‘People Power’ although this track will sadly not be featuring.

Kwams storytelling abilities come to the fore on this track and it’s yet another banger to add to Kwams illustrious list, check it below.

 

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Kwam, Nico Lindsay, Darkos & Obese – Community Links Freestyle [S-StarTV]


S-Star Tv recently went behind the scenes of the ‘Is That What He Did’ track from Nico Lindsay and more where they managed to capture this huge ‘Community Links’ freestyle from the likes of Nico, Kwam, Darkos and Obese who go in for almost 10 minutes of pure hard barrage over a wicked Teddy production.

Kwam & Dj Sketch’E’s The Surgery EP Is BandCamps Album Of The Week!!!!


Ive been slacking on the blogging for the best part of 10 days and in those 10 days a lot has happened, most notably for me is the news that Kwam’s and Dj Sketch’s massive release ‘The Surgery EP’ is bandcamps album of the week, which is no mean feat when you think how many eps and mixtapes the site receives per week.

This news is just further evidence of how good The Surgery EP is and how under-rated both Kwam and Dj Sketch’E are….one thing though lads, can we have a follow up release???

CONGRATS GUYS!

Read what Bandcamps Andrew Dubber had to say about The Surgery EP

The Surgery EP

Grime, a descendant of garage, dancehall and hip-hop born roughly a decade ago on the streets of the UK, is now entering maturity, with several of its stars finding themselves experiencing the trappings (and the traps) of major label success. But there’s also an increasing universality in its subject matter and themes, and a playfulness with the tropes and assumptions in the music’s culture. Grime is tackling important political and cultural material with resonance for broader society, and at the same time its artists are comfortable taking themselves less seriously — all of which point to the fact that grime is growing up.

Case in point: London-based Kwam MC (Kevin Nana Boadi), an avant-garde artist in the real sense of the word. His latest release, The Surgery EP, pushes grime into new territory by dealing with socio-political issues such as citizenship, surveillance culture and branding, while periodically breaking the fourth wall and addressing his audience with sly asides and clever banter. The result is a record that succeeds in being both important and urgent on the one hand, and entirely approachable on the other. Coupled with Sketch’E’s punchy, melodic production, it’s a slick package and invites repeat listens not only because the songs are so great, but because Kwam’s just so damn likeable and convincing.

Of course, The Surgery EP contains some of the braggadocio you might expect from urban street music. “Linen,” for example, is an unrelenting diss – a battle rap with no worthy opponent. But at times Kwam is surprisingly modest. In “Pedigree,” he makes a point of drawing our attention to his less accomplished works in part to show how far he’s come, which also has the effect of humanising him:

‘05, jumped on a bar ting
Studes in Barking
Over a beat with a dog on it barking
When I look back I can’t help laughing
Swear down I thought that tune was the hardest…

Elsewhere, the EP veers toward the revolutionary. On “What Do You Stand For?” Kwam stops the track to speak “unmediated” to his audience to point out the absurdity of a culture of conspicuous consumption and the use of social media in the service of unpaid brand promotion.

While it might be stretching the point to draw a connection between the recent riots in the UK and a grime release that only just preceded them, there’s no doubt that Kwam manages to express the collective frustration, futility and outrage of people beginning to realise the extent to which their freedom and self-determination is illusory:

This whole malarky’s nothing but effery
…and it’s upset me
So I put my anger in a tune
Before I break these chains what I can’t see
I need to work out the angle I’ma use.

As well as being a completely brilliant set of songs, Kwam has crafted something sophisticated, layered, problematic, engaging, angry, witty and nuanced. And that makes it crucial.

Andrew Dubber

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Kwam Mc – Freestyle & Interview With MOGtv & AimHigh Ent


MindOfGrime has partnered up with AimhighEnt to bring you the exclusive grime visuals! We kick started this partnership with a freestyle and a interview from the heavyweight Kwam MC!

Where he not only drops bars of fire but also discussed his grime top 3, his forthcoming release People Power and more…watch & listen below.

Kwam – Outbreak Freestyle 2


One of my favourite mcs Kwam drops this brand new freestyle ‘Outbreak 2’ as light preparation for his forthcoming release ‘People Power’.

This is just immense, the beat is giving a thorough lyrical beating as Kwam drops clever bar after clever bar in his usual style of delivery, you’ve done it again Kwam….another banger to add to the collection.

Logan Sama Rips [27/09/2011] *Inc New GFam, Mercston, Jammer and J Beatz 8 Bar Banger*


Were back this week with our weekly installment of radio rips from Logan Samas KissFm radio rips and we have four massive bangers for you this week.

Yep, four tracks including a monster new track from GFam over a Flava D production titled ‘Church Bells’ a brand new track from Mercston titled Mayweather, brand new Jammer and C.Gritz on the track On The Ball and to round things off we have the radio rip of the forthcoming single from J Beatz on which he’s enlisted a who’s who of grime stars for the track 8 Bar Mucktion, mcs featured on that are 9 Milli Major, Big H, Kwam, Typah, Big Narstie, MIK, Blay, Jammin, Sharky Major, Rival & Tre Mission, catch all below.

Danny D – Still Tippin Freestyle


Alien Muziks Danny D is really starting to make waves in the grime scene thanks to an influx of quality freestyles from him in recent months as well as featuring on Rivals Lock Off The Rave 8 Bar Remix and dropping the very sick EP ‘The Test Run’ and now the ad-lib genius and punchline king is back with the official video to ‘Still Tippin Freestyle’ which featured on te EP The Test Run, watch and listen below.