Review of MC Tigz' 'Blewisham'
I'm really excited to be reviewing talented Lewisham rapper MC Tigz. He has been putting in the work from early, and has loads of videos on Link Up TV, SBTV, etc, and always brings the fire. I approached Tigz a few months back and told him I wanted to work with him, and review his music and he showed me his tape 'Blewisham' which he had not yet released. Tigz and I met up and since he showed me this project, I have not been able to stop listening to it. As usual, I will break down a few songs, and tell you why YOU should support him!
Intro (No L's)
MC Tigz kicks off his 'Blewisham' tape to an aggressive start. The piano at the beginning makes for a really dramatic intro. One of my favourite bars is /Man never gave me no big up or co sign/ Man I had to rate myself/.
It's the shortest track on 'Blewisham' yet he still manages to deliver the punchy, arrogant introductory grime track you expect from him.
I love the production on all songs on this tape but this is definitely one of my favourite for the smooth production and the switch up in the middle of the track as Tigz' flow gets faster, it gives the song more edge. The chorus of this track is so catchy, even after hearing it once or twice, I kept singing along to it. My favourite bars were /King of the blues like Drogba/ SIx on my back like Pogba/.
Didier Drogba was a football player for the blues 'Chelsea FC' and considered a legend within the team as the 4th highest score goaler of all time for Chelsea and Pogba, a Manchester United player, has the number 6 on the back of his football shirt. Other favourites are /I don't let it simmer/ I corn beef/ /Trying to see Flipz like Stormzy/.
This was one of the first songs I heard off of the new project from MC Tigz and I slowly became obsessed; I have banged this song so much on repeat, you don't even know. Tigz has this way of putting real emphasis on a word to create impact and it works so well, especially with words beginning with P or with P in the middle. For example /What do you mean where have I been/ I've been with the mandem making P's/ Man are old school like Black Eye Peas/ MC TIGZ forces you to listen to every word he says, which is so refreshing because so many artists these days mumble rap, and it's becoming more and more popular. I personally like to hear the artists words and what I am listening to. He gives a nod to the Roadside G's in this song as well, which when he showed me the track, I was highly gassed because if you know about Roadside g's, then your knowledge of Grime is very good. They're a crew from Brixton who bought out many bangers and freestyles back in the day and set the bar for the scene, truthfully. As with 'One Time', the chorus to this track is so catchy. Bars to listen out for are /Bad B wanna holla at me/ Now I'm tapping that back like a browser/.
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Brand New ft AV Allure
Enlisting fellow group member AV Allure, Tigz goes for a different vibe for 'Brand New'.
I love that singer songwriter AV Allure brings the vocals to the hook of this track; this song is such a vibe. I love the bars /They used to sleep on me/Now they wanna lay on me/ and
I just want a brand new whip/ Brand new kicks/ Brand new chicks/ Brand new wrist/ and when AV Allure comes in singing, and rapping melodically, it creates a different dimension and is beyond wavy.
THIS IS MY SONG! The amount of times I play this a week is unhealthy, I went through a stage of listening to this about 10 times a day. I just love the production of this track, the vocals and female voice at the beginning is so dope. I love the chorus of this song as well, the whole song is beyond wavy. Kaylum Dennis also directed this music video, which is amazing, because Kaylum is an award winning Music Video Director who has directed extremely reputable artists' video.
Alone ft AV Allure
Again, MC Tigz enlists the help of fellow member of his music group XI artist AV Allure on this next track 'Alone'. What first grips you about this song is the sample used at the start with the snippet from the Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston film 'The Break Up' where you hear them arguing. /Who do I turn to when I'm all alone/ My heart gets overthrown when I'm chasing the throne/ Main ting on my line she says she's feeling alone/ Moaning down my phone until I make her moan/.
I like the double entendres on /Taking off her uniform cah we're going undercovers/ She's from North Side but she's getting some of that Southern Comfort/.
The vocals over the top from AV Allure help make the track what it is, I love the sound of his voice. The combination of both AV Allure's vocals and MC Tigz' bars works perfectly together.
Overall, 'Blewisham' is extremely well produced, and MC Tigz brings us nothing but fire with his bars, he brings nothing but clever wordplay and double entendres and is compelling to listen to. I love 'BLEWISHAM', it is definitely up there with my top 5 albums of the year!
Make sure you listen to it now and keep your eyes peeled for more from MC Tigz. I will be bringing an interview with him, to this blog, VERY soon!