Meet British rap producers ready for the world stage


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Part of this article was originally published on June 21, 2019. New entries include Ceebeats, Young Chencs, Swifta Beater, Rxwntree, TSB, Quincy Tellem and more.

British rap is an amazing place right now. With a thriving underground and an ever-growing public appetite, the local scene is finding supporters in great places, and that is in large part due to the talented guys behind the stage.

Illford producer 808Melo gained international fame as one of the envoys bringing British drilling to the United States to help sculpt his Brooklyn counterpart, West LDN’s Inflo is a successful producer for SAULT, Little Simz and Adele, and P2J, from south London, made her mark on projects in Dave, Wizkid and Burna Boy, not to mention Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack. British rappers like Giggs, J Hus and Skepta have all found international following in recent years, which is in large part due to the growing number of producers pushing the scene with whom we are fortunate today. These talents create unmistakably British beats and make them global without diluting his identity.

Cross-pollination with jazz, grime, and afrobeats, along with knowing you can get some pretty good stuff off the charts these days, has made the scene the perfect playground for some amazing producers. Creativity and inventiveness are at an all time high and the effects are reverberating not only in British music, but also around the world.

The music team at Complex UK have decided to put together a list of producers whose names we expect will be in the spotlight, on the world stage, in the months and years to come. Dive below.

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