UK rapper with a crisp, golden age sound...
Piers James

Piers James likes to stand out.

He can't help it - the UK rapper seems to apply an individual mindset to everything he does, from getting dressed in the morning to the beats he uses in the studio.

New EP 'Vibes & Tribulations' is a case in point. When most other MCs in the game are re-hashing trap of jumping on board grime, Piers James is content to surge ahead with his own sound.

Out on September 2nd, it borrows from the golden age of hip-hop - think A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde - while retaining a firmly UK-centric viewpoint.

There are elements of soul and jazz at work here, while lyrically Piers is never afraid to dwell on the personal - describing the EP as "a journey expressing how I perceive the world through my own perspective."

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