Monday, 16 November 2009

'Jack Of None (snippet mix)' - Byron (free download)

Download a free sampler from an MC who seems to have appeared from nowhere. Byron, from the sounds of this 20 minute snippet mix, is a very dope MC and is definitely worth checking for in the future - I'll be listening out for sure when he drops his album 'Jack Of None'. Here's the press gubbins:

"Hailing from the much-maligned town of Slough, Byron's penchant for witty wordplay and intricate intonation are sure to establish the 23 year old as one of the best in the UK to ever touch a microphone. With original production from Loco (Joe Budden, Ghetto, Emeli Sande), M-Phazes (Amerie, Pharoah Monch, Royce Da 5"9) and Ghosttown (Jehst, Foreign Beggars, Dubbledge) his debut mixtape "Jack of None" is bound to set both Hip Hop & Grime scenes alight. The dawning of a new era in British Urban music is imminent."


Dj Rogue said...

Trust Me , This guy Byron is SICK. One of the best in the UK by far.
Props Cuz

TrueGrimeGuru said...

Byron's debut album is one that speaks of honesty and humility rarely seen on todays market. His mix of both profound statements accompanied by some often harrowing backing music and light hearted very listenable tunes give the album a disjointed feel, which in this case adds to its strength, each tale telling an individual story.

Whether or not the album is too personal, however,is debatable.

Byron is surely an artist to watch for the future, with plenty of years ahead of him. If you want to be able to say 'I got all his stuff before he was known by everyone' nows the time, something tells me you don't have long.