January 2021 is finally here! Here’s hoping it’s an even better year than we all are praying for! I have a feeling this will be a huge year in terms of UK music and I’m all here for it!!!
The first couple of weeks into the new year is usually a bit quiet when it comes to music but here are some tracks I’ve been loving and playing into the new year!
1. Ka’Reema – RLMFB Freestyle
When I first heard this freestyle towards the end of last year, I knew this was the making of a future star! Ka’Reema is one of the ones to watch for 2021 for sure!!!! The way she rides this beat is cold! The visuals for the track for me show that she’s more than a rapper, she has creativity and a vision too. You can feel the confidence oozing from the track and I really hope this is the beginning of even more music from her. We need more female rappers killing it!!! Aside from rapping, she’s also a talented singer, check out her feature in DoctaDee’s song “Sidekick”. Double Threat!! I’m excited to see how she develops throughout 2021.
2. Backroad Gee – Take Time
One of the biggest artists from 2020 ended off the year with another hit. This time Backroad Gee treats us to a more slowed down paced song with a smoother flow from his usual greaze. I’ve been playing this song into this year, the instruments in the production of this song are amazing! Joffstar did his thing! In the video, it seems his babes really did “off her wig!”.
3. Abra Cadabra – Seen It All Ft. Krept & Konan
This track was one of my favourite tracks from Abra’s latest mixtape that was released last month. Krept and Konan and Abra have already demonstrated to us that they have excellent musical chemistry with their previous hit songs ‘Robbery Remix’ and ‘I Spy Remix’. Krept and Konan are definitely legends in the game and they did this track justice! Konan steals the show for me as he switches up his flow and gets into his singing bag! I hope they release a video for this song as I can imagine with these 3 it will be a movie! This track has been on repeat since the mixtape release for sure!
4. Mnelia – Ro’s Lullaby
Mnelia recently released the beautiful visuals to this track originally released from her ‘After 6″ EP and revealed she was expecting a baby with Ramz. Congratulations to the both of them! This is such positive news to take into 2021. The song is a beautiful ode to their future baby!
5. Dej the Ego x Otilefty – Honey JD
Both of these artists had great years in 2020! This collab is the kind of partnership we didn’t know we needed. It’s no surprise this is the song I’m bringing into 2021 as once you listen to this track, there is no way you can get this out of your head! Dej’s deep tone compliments the smoothness of Otilefty so well! They deserve a JD sponsorship after the smoothness of this tune!