AR15 #ConcreteJungle is being kept under close guard and apart from two tracks, ‘Trapping Aint Dead’ and ‘Out In The Jungle’, that have made it to the internet, the project remains largely under wraps but amid the intrigue and suspense, from the teasers that have dropped so far and the feature list of over 50 acts that are involved, it is already high in the stakes of being the biggest release in UK Rap this year.
‘Helpless’ is the third track to be heard from the 16 track mix-tape and features an impressive, all-star cast with Devlin, Wretch 32 and So Solid Crew veteran Swiss all getting deep with their lyrics, as they describe their tough road to success. The sweet sound of Rebecca Garton on the hook and S.O.S on production makes ‘Helpless’ one of the many gems on the impressive tracklist and undoubtedly will become a firm favorite to many.
Featuring the Section Boyz, ‘Trapping Aint Dead’ hit the 1Xtra playlist, MTV playlist, picked up support across the United States and Europe and has received nearly a million hits online within it’s first two months of release, which is a respectable achievement for any introductory single.
As one of the first successful independent record labels within the UK urban music scene, Alwayz Recordings has built a legacy which has helped to oversee the rise to fame for Chip, Wretch 32 andPaigey Cakey along with numerous other acts. In collaboration with GB Records, the two labels have joined together to create a mix-tape built on a foundation that understands the roots and reality of many emcees, commanding a respectthat has enabled its founders to place unexpected emcees together to create a project of exciting, interesting and huge proportions.
‘Concrete Jungle’ is due for release in August and features the most enviable line up of collaborations, genres and exclusive tracks from 53 UK rappers and emcees including: Skepta, Bashy, Kano, Devlin, Wretch 32, Chip, Swiss, Blade Brown, Snap Capone, Tempa T, Frisco, DVS, Yungen, Sneakbo, Ghetts, Stormzy, Section Boyz, Corleone, Young Ads, Ratlin, Chunks, Prince, Young Spray, Big chess, G-Money , Ramsey GB, Lil Torment, Squeeks, Dubz, Biggs, Fuzay, Loick Essien, Young Teflon, Avelino, Stanna Man, Kyze, Cbiz, J Avalanche, 6ix, Colours Miyagi, Skraps, Bonkaz, Gunna D & Calibar.
‘Helpless’ is a solid follow up to ‘Trapping Aint Dead’ and ‘Out in the Jungle’.