Any excuse to cover yourself in grease works for Devlin as he unveils his darker-than-your average side in the new video for 'Let It Go', featuring Cowell's boy of the moment Labrinth. Directed by Henry Schofield, responsible for Professor Green's 'Monster', it's the tale of when good relationships go bad. Knowing that domestic violence isn't the way forward Dev's opts for a bit of break-up sex in between some great china smashing. Nice. Out January 23.
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'Bud, Sweat & Beers'
Lauded as the Eminem of Essex, 21-year old Dagenham native Devlin’s debut is one of this years most important rap releases. “Kanye called me a gangsta rapper/ I’m not gangsta/ Dev’s I just spit it real…” he says on album opener ‘1989’, of the time Mr West blogged footage of a teenage Devlin freestyling. Keeping it real is very much this albums theme with Bud, Sweat & Beers a new generation’s Original Pirate Material. An avid reader of The Sun, Devlin translates this by rhyming about everything from tectonic plates to claiming benefits. And, in a Drake-like manner, Devlin shows he’s more than just a rapper, the singing on ‘End Of Days’ perhaps unwillingly tinged by his Irish ancestry. Sticking primarily with his original producer, Lewi White, Naughty Boy, TMS and Future Cut also put in sterling appearances. 5/5 (CF)
File under: Slept on rap album
Download: ‘Our Father’, ‘End Of Days’, ‘Community Outcast’, ‘Finally’ feat. Ghetts & Dogzilla.
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Words: Chantelle Fiddy