Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist
Featuring Sipho’s soul-stirring single, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s ethereal rap and dense lyricism from masked Manny artist Meekz.
Sipho – Bodies
A powerful blast of hard-edged blues from Brummie newcomer Sipho, who happens to reference a vintage UKG track with the hook.
Griff – One Foot in Front of the Other
After absolutely smashing it with her performance at the BRITs, Griff follows up her unforgettable single Black Hole, with One Foot…, which is about persevering in uncertain times.
박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Y Don’t U ft. Clams Casino & Take a Daytrip
박혜진 Park Hye Jin teams up with Clams Casino (who you’ll know from producing Lil B and A$AP Rocky’s tracks, among other things) and Take a Daytrip (who you’ll know from producing Mo Bamba by Sheck Wes, among other things) to express her heartache.
Mustafa – The Hearse
Taken from his debut project When Spoke Rises, here Mustafa channels overwhelming feelings of rage and grief with his distinctive inner city folk style.
Lil Durk & Lil Baby – Voice of the Heroes
Having recently collaborated on Every Chance I Get – a highlight from DJ Khaled’s otherwise patchy album – Durk and Baby have capitalised on their creative chemistry for a new album, The Voice of the Heroes. Here’s the poignant title track.
Meekz – Respect the Come Up
Deep and dense lyricism from the masked Manny artist.
Miss LaFamilia – Mob Life
Birmingham’s rising star continues her 2021 hot streak with this dose of steely-eyed street rap.