[Album Review] London YG – Cold Summers

A cold but confident introduction to LondonYG. ‘Cold Summers’, the opening song for the 7 track project of the same name, sets a tone that remains throughout. Quickly separating himself from the current trend of UK rappers, London is able to dictate his story fittingly over trappy beats reminiscent of an A2 or Drake. The South East London rapper tells tales of life in the city, relationships, and his balance of the two with work and the music grind.

DohHTu3XUAIF1glStand out tracks ‘Cold Summers’ and “Say Yeh” include multiple quotables and tells a relatable story familiar to today’s generation.

Over 7 tracks (including the necessary ‘half time’ interlude) London perfectly displays his versatility, simultaneously cementing his place in the UK rap scene and showing signs of a promising career for the rapper.

Songs like ‘Outdrip’ exude swag, full of character, it allows London YG to really flex over a jumpy, bass heavy beat.

“The penny drops a lot quicker, when you show her racks”

London keeps collaboration to a minimal with only a single guest appearance from singer Enkay Rockson and a small selection of producers in Ghxst, Cxdy and Cranium Rose.

Be sure to check out the EP for yourself below and listen to the stand out track ‘Cold Summers’ on our DOPE FINDS playlist.

Words by @ClubTolu

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