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Over the last three years, 808INK have proved themselves as one of the most potent musical forces coming out of London in recent memory. Across three projects and a number of standalone singles, the duo comprised of 808Charmer and Mumblez BlackInk have built up a notorious reputation on the UK’s hip hop underground thanks to their high-octane live shows and unconventional rap anthems. With their forthcoming ‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’ EP, 808INK have harnessed that notoriety and translated it into 9 tracks of infectious crossover hip hop. After the huge singles ‘Flexing (Side A)’ and ‘Come Down’, 808INK are back with a third taste from the project, ‘Top Flow’.
Opening to an unforgettable hook from 808Charmer, ‘Top Flow’ marks itself as one of 808INK’s most immediate works to date, with both Mumblez and Charmer exuding confidence over the track’s low-end heavy instrumental. As per the track’s title, ‘Top Flow’ finds both artists at the top of their vocal game, with both Charmer and Mumblez showcasing unrivalled poise, riding the nostalgia-inducing beat with impeccable finesse.
Releasing on 2nd March, 808INK’s ‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’ EP is a huge sonic leap forward for the collective. Mastering the duality between their unforgettable melodics and ferocious intensity, 808INK have created the crossover record they have always threatened to; a body of work that’s just as impactful transmitting from radios around the world as it is thumping from car stereos and club soundsystems. With the collection landing imminently and a host of UK and European dates on the horizon, 2018 is the year 808INK make an indelible mark on these shores and beyond.
‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’ EP
1. Utica Avenue (Intro)
2. Flexing (Side A)
4. Come Down
5. Top Flow
7. Inside Out
8. Flexing (Side B)
To celebrate the release of ‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’, 808INK will play a special one-off headline show at London’s Omeara venue on Friday 16th of March. Don’t miss one final chance to see one of the UK’s most exciting hip hop prospects shake the foundations of one of the capital’s best loved intimate venues. Tickets on sale HERE: https://808INK.lnk.to/TourTickets