Novelist and Rockwell team up on politicised club banger ‘Peak’.
Novelist is one of the most flexible MCs in the game, someone whose roots extend deep into grime but has the ability to spray over any beat that comes his way.
Rockwell is a hugely respected producer, and his dark, DNB work on new collaboration ‘Peak’ pushes Novelist in a different direction. It’s an organic link-up, with the submerged bass frequencies rising up under the rapper’s righteous bars.
Hitting out at the government while echoing the cost of living crisis, Novelist raps: “The price of everything is going up, I’ve had to add another zero to my fee I’ve had enough… the government don’t care about a thing, they don’t want to see or hear a brother win”
Elsewhere, the song chimes: “The general public in this country know they are being mugged”.
“With a couple of my more recent productions I’ve been trying to strip things back, taking a more considered approach to adding elements and ensuring that everything that makes the cut its integral to the track. I struggle to articulate how much of an honour for me it is to collaborate with Novelist on ‘Peak’, and from the recording session we did, the bars mirrored the instrumental and came together in an effortless fashion”.
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