Rhymestar shares his favourite lyricists to celebrate the release of his new single


If you’re a regular on the dance circuit, Rhymestar is an instantly recognisable name.

Having already captivated his audiences across a variety of different musical sub-genres, including hip hop, grime and drum & bass, his career is beginning to ascend even further.

Having spearheaded sets alongside the likes of Sigma, Matrix & Futurebound, Culture Shock and Tantrum Desire as well as many other revered figureheads throughout drum & bass, he’s now adding his vocals to a track which diverts away from the MC stereotype and provides an intricate look into his artistry.

After releasing on groundbreaking independent imprints such as Hospital Records, Viper Recordings
and Technique, Rhymestar has also received a wide array of support and airplay from BBC Introducing, as well as BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1xtra.

With the release of his new single ‘Under the Influence’ it’s easy to see why he’s garnered so much attention; however the record is likely to draw the spotlight towards him like never before.

‘Under the Influence’ is vastly different to the tracks Rhymestar has offered over recent years and to celebrate the release, the talented lyricist and host has shared with us a list of his favourite lyricists which give us a deeper look into Rhymestar’s inspirations.

Kano – An originator who took lyricism and songwriting to groundbreaking levels in Grime. ‘Made in The Manor’ is a work of art and highly underrated if you ask me. Furthermore ‘P’s&Q’s’ still destroys dances 11 years on!

Wiley – The Godfather of Grime! A true pioneer whose flow is instantly recognisable and brings an incomparable energy. Arguably one of the greatest MCs of my generation who paved the way for so many!

Dizzie Rascal – Another innovator, who’s flow and lyrics were lightyears ahead of his time. To be able to re-invent yourself numerous times whilst still retaining an iconic sound isn’t something many can do!

Giggs – Took UK Rap global, again paving the way for so many. The definition of originality! Who else do you know that can get an instant reload after spitting one line, sending crowds into a frenzy at shows across the world?

Octavian – ‘Party Here’ is my JAM! Such a melting pot of styles from Hip-Hop, House and Grime to RnB and Dancehall, I’m excited to hear more!

Party Next Door – Rapper, singer and songwriter signed to Drake’s OVO Sound, I’m a huge fan of his writing and diverse releases!

Max Profit – I was introduced to Max in 2017 by a mutual friend and after listening to some of his work, it was instantly clear that he was a huge talent. We have since collaborated on a number of tracks! Look out for Max, that’s all I’m saying!

Doneao – From his early work in the UK Garage and UK Funky scenes to his recent work, I’ve always been a fan! ‘Sixteen’ the mixtape BANGS!

MC Degs – A soulful breath of fresh air, whose melodic vocals are gaining a lot of attention and momentum from DnB lovers all over!

Sagar Deshmukh
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