Big movements coming out of Birmingham right now in the form of rising star RTKaL, blowing fresh air (and a whole lot else) into the UK Urban scene. Following brief flirtations with UK Hip-Hop in the last few years via his Bandcamp, RTKal a.k.a. RTillery a.k.a. RTizzy a.k.a. RTiculate seems to have found his lyrical feet within more upbeat tempos, swinging from Grime to UK Dancehall with devastating energy. His freestyle over the digital reggae blueprint riddim Sleng Teng, created by King Jammy and Wayne Smith back in 1985 (one of the “foundation stones of digital dancehall”) is mindblowingly good, and it’ll happily keep us going till the rest of his new music drops on the forthcoming mixtape 48 Hours.

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