UK Tracks Of The Week: Fem Fel, ItsNate, Piff Gang, Shockers, Squeeks. Master Shortie

Fem Fel

By Joseph 'JP' Patterson

RapFix handpicks a few UK hip-hop and grime gems for the week. Artists include Fem Fel, ItsNate, Shockers, and Squeeks.

Fem Fel Feat. Fiona Bevan – "Over"

Fem Fel took a year out of the "road rap" game to live life and returned a few weeks ago with a whole new musical direction. "Over," the lead track from his forthcoming Left Of Center EP, sees the south Londoner give up his trap-happiness to offer up a new sound far left than anyone could have guessed. Armed with a more confident delivery this time round, Fem Fel’s reflective lyrics are met with a jazzy backdrop (creepy keys included) courtesy of Splurgeboys, along with some delectable, Delilah-esque vocals from artist on-the-rise and songwriter extraordinaire, Fiona Bevan (she co-wrote "Little Things" with Ed Sheeran for One Direction). The track's already getting regular spins on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, so, at this point, it's safe to say that it’s far from over for this rapper.

ItsNate – "Savage"

There's only one word for this: wavey.

Piff Gang – "Middle Finger"

There's only one word for this: wavey.

Shockers Feat. Squeeks, Scarper & Cell Moore – "Bossin' Up"

So, I was invited to Shockers, Squeeks, Scarper, and Cell Moore’s Link Up TV-directed video shoot for "Bossin Up" a couple weeks back. The Ciroc flowed while the piff smoke clouded the hired space, but the brotherly love and support in the room was as clear as day. Unity is definitely something the UK rap scene is lacking right now, so it was refreshing to see. Anyway, if you’re looking for a few handy tips on how to get your boss game up, take heed above.

Master Shortie – "Where I’m At"

Master Shortie is one determined cat. No matter how many times he’s tried the mainstream thing and failed, the British rapper always finds a way to get back up and keep the industry talking. On his new track, "Where I’m At," premiered on Jay Z’s Life + Times channel with accompanying black and white visuals, he opens up about his determination to succeed in music. And after hearing it, you’ll want to see the guy sell a few records, too. Something's telling me that Master Shortie's latest attempt might just carry him over.