OGB: Brighton’s Brit-Rap Posse on the Rise

Within the rural space of southeastern England, a brand new motion is brewing primarily based on the foundations embedded within the modern-day underground scene.

A bunch of two producers, one rapper and one photographer, OGB (or Oven Glove Boys) are certain collectively by their mutual ardour for music, and try to climb by the musical ranks. Don’t let the identify idiot you, as these recent minds have the expertise to again up any insults; as does their newest single, “Operation Mindfuck”.

Influenced by the likes of Massive L, Earl Sweatshirt and Westside Gunn, the motion’s entrance runner, Guerilla Kerby, shortly levelled up his lyrical efforts by finding out the greats and permitting his circulation to surpass the style’s concrete sound. Whether or not it’s by his Brighton-based background or skateboarding way of life, Kerby attracts inspiration from his on a regular basis life and applies it in the direction of the lyrics, including the consolation of relatability to the music.

Although a minimalist, he’s made it his mission to persevering with diving into the “inventive abyss”, stating: “I really feel my music has been about rhymes and idea greater than my circulation and sound.”


Behind the boards is STEREO, the manufacturing member of the crew. Recruited by Kerby by their days of delinquency, STEREO continues to push the envelope so far as his beats go, main right into a softer tone with distinct loops on their “Operation Mindfuck” single. Although he’s nonetheless moulding what might be seen as his signature type, STEREO attracts from a wide range of musical instructions whether or not it’s Miles Davis, Cypress Hill or Radiohead.

At first glace, the group looks as if a bunch of kids naively creating music, there’s a much bigger image to the objectives of the motion; trying the shift the closed-minded assumptions in the direction of UK rap. “It was at all times primarily based on exhibiting that the UK can produce equally expert artists because the US underground,” Kerby declares.

The motion goals to proceed constructing with a wide selection of expertise of all types, however there isn’t any doubt that the OGB crew is brewing progressively beneath the UK pavements.

Take heed to OGB’s newest single “Operation Mindfuck” under.


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