Five Artists Flowdan Is Currently Listening To

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Flowdan cut his teeth even before grime had a name, working on rigs and playing radio sets on pirates across London.

Remaining at the forefront, his heavyweight new EP ‘The Red Pill’ is out now on Tru Thoughts, and it’s a seismic return.

A project that carries his industrial-level swagger while introducing fresh elements, it pairs Flowdan with some incredible production talent.

Clash sat down with Flowdan to discuss his lyrical inspirations.

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Chronic Law

In my opinion Chronic is the most current melodic lyricist and bar-deliverer coming out of Jamaica right now.

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He’s coming into his own at the moment, he’s still relatively new, only been around for 4-5 years. I rate his consistency and the level of professionalism in his delivery.

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Veteran. He is where I would imagine someone like Masicka would be in the next five-six years but because of his consistency he’s someone that has to stay in the playlist. He’s the only person who comes close to Vybz Kartel in lyricism and songmanship.

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Sho Madjozi

I could mute the track and put her on a grime beat – she’s a breath of fresh air coming out of South Africa. The African scene is killing it at the moment but she stands out, this is a definite ear catcher track.

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For me I’m just still learning about this whole scene, and he’s my most recent discovery amongst the usual Burna Boy, WizKid etc. I think he has the full package, song, bars, dancing and charisma for the gyal dem.

Honorary mention: Vybz Kartel

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Flowdan’s ‘The Red Pill’ EP is out now on Tru Thoughts.

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