WE RUN THE BLOCK
Released: 08TH JUNE 2015 || Label: PITCHED UP
“Bonkaz is a pioneer of the ‘New Generation’, a movement currently breathing new life and energy across the landscape of UK rap” – Complex UK
“It’s great to see how well considered the Croydon artist’s moves are as he approaches what looks like a big career ahead of him.” – RWD
Approaching the music sphere with an advanced mentality, fused with a suave, original sound he knows how to maintain, let us introduce you to the man who runs the block… Bonkaz.
The South-East London set video is everything you would imagine it to be with a cold, concrete backdrop, perfectly fitting the mentality of the track. Set mostly in black and white Bonkaz presents some cameo’s from artists such as Etta Bond and P Money.
Immediately the rapper stands out having made the bold move to challenge the status quo, redefining digital boundaries, by making the decision to keep new single ‘We Run The Block’ off the internet for as long as possible. Instead, live performances and exclusive radio and club play have lead #WeRunTheBlock to go viral across social media as fans frantically quest to locate the audio.
Produced by the biggest hit-makers of the moment, The Heavytrackerz, “We Run The Block”is a fiery, Grime influenced track that is already receiving exceptional support from the likes of Huw Stephens,Charlie Sloth, Mistajam and DJ Target on Radio 1 plus heavy rotation from specialist BBC 1Xtra DJ’s Sian Anderson, Semtex and DJ Cameo as well as being the ‘Best Of British’ track on the breakfast show. The track has also been playlisted over on 1Xtra.
As a young name in the scene that is attracting a lot of attention, Bonkaz has become one of the ambassadors for the ‘new generation’ and is constantly labelled as one of the pioneers of this new wave. Due to his forward thinking and love for the craft, he has become one of the most promising prospects within the UK scene and the future holds big things for the rapper, which has recently been affirmed by becoming the first artist, (alongside 4 producers), signed to the Sony imprint label ‘Pitched Up’, founded by DJ Target and Danny Weed.
Check out the new video which premiered exclusively with Noisey
BONKAZ || WE RUN THE BLOCK (Youtube)
BONKAZ || WE RUN THE BLOCK (Soundcloud)