Britain’s premier Hip Hop and grime tastemaker DJ Charlie Sloth returns with his annual compilation instalment. Hood Heat Vol. II is set for release on 11th December through Naughty Boy’s imprint on Virgin Records.
Celebrating Charlie’s second year heading up BBC Radio 1’s legendary Rap Show which broadcasts on Radio 1 and 1Xtra from 10pm – 1am on Saturday nights, Hood Heat Vol. II features his authoritative selection of this year’s finest Hip Hop and Grime cuts. Essential listening for 2015 the compilation will be split across 2 discs and brings together an eclectic mix of this year’s biggest tracks alongside specially commissioned exclusive cuts.
Born and raised in Camden, London, 28 year old Charlie began his career as an MC with a radio show on the leading London pirate radio station, Raw FM before starting to write, produce and record his own records. In 2007 he started capturing his life as an independent British Rap artist on film with his online weekly show ‘Being Charlie Sloth.’ Combining reportage, guest stars, comedy skits and hidden camera pranks, the show was picked up by World Star Hip Hop and has gone on to become the most viewed weekly online Hip Hop show in the world averaging over 1 Million views a week. It has also helped Charlie cement a career in TV Broadcasting, presenting shows for Channel 4 and MTV Base.
In 2010 Sloth joined the BBC 1Xtra line up with the Friday Hip Hop M1X and their Saturday morning show before landing his current prime drive time weekday slot on the station. A few years later (in 2013), he took over Radio 1’s legendary Saturday night Hip Hop show from Tim Westwood, positioning him as the new premier tastemaker for Hip Hop in the UK. Immediately making his mark on the show – which soon became the most listened to radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra – Sloth imported his seminal ‘Fire in the Booth’ slot which showcases freestyles from the finest MCs from both sides of the pond.
Split across two discs, Hood Heat Vol. II is packed full of the biggest 2015 Hip Hop and Grime jams from artists Charlie has championed on the radio and in the clubs throughout the year featuring Skepta, Giggs, Drake, J Cole, Lady Leshurr, J Hus and many, many more. In keeping with Charlie’s reputation for championing new music, there are eight brand new exclusive tracks personally commissioned by him, and all of which he has produced bar one (which is produced by Naughty Boy). These include forthcoming single ‘Pressure’ by Bugzy Malone X Ace Hood X SilvaStone, due for release on 8th January 2016, and album highlight ‘We Dem Niggaz’ by Giggs X Potter Payper.
Bugzy Malone X Ace Hood X Silverstone ‘Pressure’ will be released by Naughty Boy Records/ Virgin EMI on the 8th of January 2016.
HOOD HEAT VOL. II – Tracklisting:
01 Section Boyz – Trapping Ain’t Dead
02 Future – F*ck Up Some Commas
03 Skepta – Shutdown
04 Vince Staples – Señorita
05 J Hus – Dem Boy Paigon
06 Charlie Sloth (feat. Giggs & Potter Payper) – We Dem Niggaz
07 Drake – Know Yourself
08 Fekky (feat. Giggs) – Gossip
09 Naughty Boy (feat. Section Boyz) – 140 Man At Ya Door
10 Post Malone – White Iverson
11 Bugzy Malone – Get Gassed
12 O.T. Genasis – CoCo
13 Charlie Sloth (feat. Skinz & K Koke) – No Noise
14 French Montana – Don’t Panic
15 Charlie Sloth (feat. Cadet) – Riding
16 Troy Ave (feat. Fabolous & Jadakiss) – Do Me No Favours
17 Term & Ratchet (feat. Devlin) – Corned Beef City
18 Akala – Mr. Fire In The Booth
19 Stormzy – Know Me From
20 Chedda Da Connect – Flicka Da Wrist
21 Charlie Sloth (feat. Bugzy Malone, Ace Hood & Silver Stone) – Pressure
22 DeJ Loaf (feat. Future) – Hey There
23 Rae Sremmurd – No Type
24 J Spades (feat. Professor Green & Tinie Tempah) – Slick Rick
25 Lil Durk – What Your Life Like
26 Devlin (feat. Skepta) – 50 Grand
27 On Cue – No Way
28 Big Narstie – Hello Hi
29 AD (feat. O.T. Genasis) – Get Out My Way
30 Charlie Sloth (feat. Mic Righteous) – Suck My Dick
31 Troy Ave – All About The Money
32 Giggs – Who’s Dat
33 J. Cole – 03’ Adolescence
34 MoStack & J Hus – So Paranoid
35 Charlie Sloth (feat. Uncle Murda & JMC) – Na Like Me
36 Travis Scott – Antidote
37 Ty Dolla $ign (feat. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard) – Or Nah (Remix)
38 Lethal Bizzle (feat. Diztortion) – Fester Skank
39 Safone (feat Trilla, PRessure0121 & Bomma B – She Wants A Man From Brum (Hood Heat Mix)
40 Lady Leshurr – Lukatar
41 Jammer (feat. Various Artists) – Royal Rumble
42 AD – Juice
43 Mukz Merrello (feat. Giggs) – Jeremy Clarkson
44 Meek Mill – Stand Up
45 Mic Righteous – Tempo Of The Dance
46 Drake – You & The 6
47 Bugzy Malone – Pain
48 Squeeks, Sneakbo, Dubz, Stormzy and Mr Bigz – Out In The Jungle
49 Action Bronson (feat. Chance the Rapper) – Baby Blue
50 Charlie Sloth (feat. Youngs Teflon & Potter Payper) – Team Right
‘Charlie Sloth’s Hood Heat II’ will be released by Naughty Boy Records/ Virgin EMI on 11th December 2015.