Nottingham-based imprint Scene Not Heard have released their first project, The Lockdown Mixtape, with a bunch of MCs riding varied productions from LIATI. The aim is to showcase artists from outside the capital, bringing people sounds from other cities around the UK.
Sheff spitter Coco's quickfire bars match his message of impatience and determination on "Go Getta", and fellow Steel City resident LDizz asserts his skills and taking aim at the half hearted pretenders he sees. Next up is Birmingham, as Stretch DCM comes through with Brum flavours and constantly shifting flows on a glitchy beat for "Dark Green", and Lady Sanity jumps on a wavy instrumental to chat about jealous, excuse-making fakers that rise against her. Lastly, Coventry's ShadowCV opts for a mellower, reflective energy on "All Of My Life", speaking about the cold realities of being stuck in quarantine, absent friends, providing for his family and grinding for survival.
Listen to The Lockdown Mixtape on Bandcamp below - plus, you can purchase the project for a price you choose.
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