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Issue 1097

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05:21: Ready For The Show

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6.1

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UK release date 30.09.2019

05:21 have been causing quite a stir not only with their fresh sounding UK hip hop but their merchandising too it's been flying out and that's always a good sign! The track is produced by Koba Kane, who alongside his partner T1 Vega, make up 05:21, delivering their tight rhythmic vocals with an obvious zest and panache.Old school singer S. J. Martin, adds the icing on the cake to this tantalising debut.

This should be a good jumping-off point for a burgeoning career and it's great to hear a rap with a catchy chorus (with that classic auto tune effect used well) that isn't a testosterone-charged badman anthem.Even more impressive will be their eventual rapid rise to relevance with this independent release,maybe the major label/commercial radio industrial complex will come knocking.This is a promising start from a home grown and talented outfit.Move over Jay Z 4:44, 05:21 are on your tail.We at B&S Towers will be watching them closely!
Words Emrys Baird

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