Hip Hop is alive and well in London with producers like Esstate harnessing soul and funk to create a sound that diverges from the established mainstream.
On Shame, the South East Londoner gets a feature from the rising David Armada and vocals from Rayen. The sample-heavy approach does not necessarily mean 'lofi' or whatever term Reddit users want to argue about next. The production is polished. The track progresses rather than loops.
This isn't the first time this trio have worked together on a track, with David Armada's SupaStarz being another example of what happens when he, Rayen and Esstate get in the studio together.
Here's hoping there's more WAVs to be exported from these lot.