Boasting some seriously versatile rapping and an inventive ear for production, Nottingham Hip Hop artist Humor seems certain to make an impact on the UK scene.
His new self-produced EP is a hi-octane thrill ride that blurs elements of Hip Hop, grime and electronica. ‘TLC’ is the lead single, which sees Humor spitting energetically over a murky backdrop of squelchy synths and punchy 808’s.
Humor’s Hip Hop heroes include the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J Cole, also taking inspiration from grime greats like Kano, Ghetts and Skepta. Starting out free-styling with friends, he has since developed his own formidable style merging speedy flows and vivid lyricism.
His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime Hip Hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.
Humor’s single ‘I Told You’ from his first project was previously chosen by Tom Robinson for a BBC Introducing Mixtape on Radio 6.
On top of this accolade, Humor has a Masters in software engineering.
‘XLCR’ EP is out 21st October.