For Manchester born rapper Afro Sam, pushing his way through the city's music scene couldn't be happening at a better time. The city is a buzz with a whole plethora of artists all pushing their own sounds and visions. Many of them help each other out along the way. This has led to a lot of new music coming out of his city, and today we've got a brand new one from Sam. "W8" feels like the track to push him into the spotlight.
The video follows the kind of visual aesthetic associated with old kung-fu movies. This see's Sam play different characters inside a diner. The track itself is a jumped up grime assault, which see's Sam ride the beat with a slick flow and clever wordplay. Lyrically Sam talks about coming for the Grime crown, trying to push his own sound and dealing with people who tell him he isn't going to make it. The instrumental, produced by Tijani, sounds like a cross between a Kung Fu movie soundtrack and a Grime beat, which is incredibly catchy.