Thursday the 8th of November sees the final instalment of our Next Crop series, highlighting the best and freshest rappers in the local scene on the stage upstairs. Here’s a quick introduction to the talent coming through for Next Crop 5 to get you excited for the night.
Trappin out on stage at Laundry and Trill, often, J. Love has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest and hardest working rappers on the scene. With his new project Soul Theorem on the way he’s been dropping new tracks all throughout 2016 where he’s taken his performances to the next level with his gritty underground sound.
We knew there was something special about Jay Nelly the first time we saw his Praise God video and knew we had to have him down immediately. Returning for the second time this year armed with an impeccable beat selection which gives him a strong platform to deliver his catchy hooks and infectious flows, he brings to mind New Yorks grimy best.
It’s been a while between drinks for Von Voddy but he’s coming back to the Laundry stage to finish the year like he finished last. He dropped his 5 Shots EP at the end of last year and he’ll be bringing years of tunes and experience to a youthful lineup and hopefully some new tunes as well.
POPPY SHEPPARD & ARCHANGEL
Fresh from a set with the whole Dassit! crew at Earthcore festival Poppy & Archangel return to the Laundry stage they’re no strangers too. In 2016 Archangel launched his Gemini mix-tape and learned to open up a more emotional side to his music, whilst the evergreen Poppy started hitting club stages for the first time, impressing for the go. See them team up for a set not to be missed.
ALI BELMONT AND THE DELIVERY BOY
With their hot new single Wayside spreading like fire acrossFacebookk and receiving heavy rotation on Triple J Unearthed Ali Belmont and The Delivery Boy are making the jump from freestyle favourites to club stages just in time for the new year.
Matt Coburn likes to push the envelope of hip hop by spitting on outside of the box topics and taking an honest, more personal approach than your typical street talk and braggadocio. He delivers with a rhythmic flow over classic boom bap beats that’re sure to keep you moving