After ending a challenging but successful year with a defiant swagger that we’ve become happily accustomed to, the north London rapper has laid down another statement of intent in this sonically gratifying latest instalment.
Uniting an intricate balance of melodic flow and wavy production, ‘Legacy’ successfully traverses across a spectrum of jazz, soul and alternative rap, accompanied by a dazzling display of lyricism. Working alongside long-term collaborator Joss Ryan (Jimothy Lacoste, JGrrey, Paigey Cakey) the instrumentation gives a classic nod to 90’s Hip-Hop, reflected in the balance of old school tones and more contemporary textures.
From humble beginnings, the Bournemouth-born MC explores the sentimentality in what it means to celebrate the contributions of those who have passed, expressing the desire for his art to outlast even himself. This single has only further cemented his position as a mainstay within the UK rap scene, with his previous releases gaining consistent air play on some of the country’s most esteemed stations, including 1Xtra, Rinse FM, Pyro Radio, Itch FM & Soho Radio.
What can I offer the world to ensure people remember me?AyiTe
After storming the main stage at Sundown festival last year, even the tumultuous contents of 2020 couldn’t stop AyiTe’s tenacious momentum, rounding off this year with another hugely successful single to add to what is a strikingly impressive musical portfolio.