Despite London’s harsh yet effervescent musical and cultural characterictics, there’s been an interesting renaissance in the city’s hip-hop movement. Affiliated with local staples such as drill, jazz-soul and grime, many young artists are on the come-up with their 2.0 edition of pristine quality hip-hop set to redefine the capital’s underground scene.
Today, our eyes are on 21-year-old French born, London-raised rapper Virgil Hawkins and his brand new track and music video ‘Demons’. Produced by Yxng Jynn, Virgil’s new music video is a dreamy banger accompanied by director Stevie Coales’ playful take on demonic visuals and colourful collages. He tells Dummy: “The track was the result of a conversation I had with my mother at the end of a depressive period, where I found I had to deal with the pace of the city paired with the uncertainty of my future as I had drastically changed my career path to focus on music.” ‘Demons’ is an audio and visual commentary on how Virgil Hawkins’ surroundings and environment changed as quickly as his moods and how he has dealt with it.
With an array of influences from Meiway and Dev Hynes, to Travis Scott and Metronomy, the London rapper is set to make waves in 2018 with his airy and melodic brand of Southern and East Coast influenced hip-hop revamped and renovated with his distinct Londonesque personality. Check out ‘Demons’ exclusively below.
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