Piers James – My Universe (Audio/iTunes)

Having already picked up a wave a critical acclaim from the Wonderland, SBTV, The 405 and Complex off the back of his previous EPs ‘B.A.T.A Vol 2’ and ‘Green Screens In Visible View‘, Essex based rapper Piers James – who also recently supported Ghostface Killah at his Royal Festival Hall show in London – has released his new single ‘My Universe‘.

With UK rap music now at the forefront of mainstream culture, Piers James looks set to cement his place among the very top of the scene, thanks to his authentic boom-bap kicks and clap style, as evidenced on new single ‘My Universe’. Recalling the greats such as A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas as well as the first wave of UK grime artists including Kano and Wiley, ‘My Universe’ showcases Piers’ lyrical nous as old school Hip Hop beats collide with his no-holds- barred, confident prose, at odds to much of the recent UK grime scene and US trap music, and instead very much in thrall to the US classics of the 90s.

With a new EP set to be released later in the summer, Piers James looks set to continue his rise within UK rap.

“One of the British rappers to look out for in 2016” – The 405
“Set to take the UK music scene by storm” – SBTV