Long-running UK label Alwayz Recording are going big with their new mixtape Concrete Jungle. There’s also a little borrowing from Drake, with Bashy declaring no new friends as he looks back on his past in the concrete jungle. Featuring over 50 artists, the 16-track tape is a melting pot featuring Britain’s biggest stars in rap and grime from the last decade, running the spectrum from original innovators like Skepta to rising names like Stormzy and Bonkaz , and bringing together artists who haven’t been seen on the same tracklist in years.
- The result is a massive tune about letting go of the past and moving forward, with Skepta in a reflective mood right from his opening line: I used to smile in pictures, but the ends changed me.
- Listen exclusively below, and pre-order Concrete Jungle ahead of its August 28 release here .