It’s not every week on Against The Clock we have a beatmaker as capable on the mic as he is behind the boards. But then, it’s not every week we’re in the presence of Prince Rapid, whose last EP Immortal saw him prove there’s even more to his grime game than the huge Dizzee, Kano, BBK and Wiley productions with which he made his name.
Following on nicely from that release, which saw him rap as well as craft beats, the Ruff Sqwad member ends up freestylin over the beat he crafts here, showing off his myriad skills. The beat’s not his usual creation – rather than grime, it sways almost more towards Afrobeat rhythms. Either way, it’s a knockout. Get a glimpse inside the mastery of a grime originator above, check out the finished track below and be sure to pick up Immortal, out now.