by Andrew Sacher
The excellent new Danny Brown album features a bunch of guests that we're big fans of, like Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, and more. But one guest appearance we weren't familiar with that's really been catching our ears is British grime rapper Scruffizer, who has a verse on "Dubstep." Scrufizzer just released his own new single, "Kick It," which, though it's totally UK grime, actually has a lot in common with the new Danny Brown album (wacky loud rapping, dance beats, etc). And if Scrufizzer starts building a larger American audience, you get the feeling that the appreciation will be mutual. On "Dubstep" he makes references to US rappers ("I'm tryna get Mayback money, I'm a Mac Miller, spittin' ASAP, rookie), and he does it again on "Kick It" when he borrows flow from "The Real Slim Shady" and raps "No Eminem, but please stand up." Check out the video for that song below.
Scrufizzer also just appeared on BBC Radio 1 to freestyle over "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" from the new Arctic Monkeys album. If you never really bought that AM was influenced by hip hop, this freestyle might change your mind. He also just uploaded a tribute to fellow UK grime rapper Dizzee Rascal in another video, which you can watch below.
In related news, as mentioned earlier today, Danny Brown added a second Terminal 5 show with Sleigh Bells.
Scrufizzer - "Kick It" Official Video
Scrufizzer - "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" freestyle
Scruffizer - Dizzee Rascal tribute