– GUERRILLA WARFARE –
London producer Jordan Cian Christie is better known by his stage name J Rick and best known for his work with Octavian.
Having produced the French-British rapper’s first three singles – one of which featured on FIFA 19 – the producer has now branched out on his own.
The result is a debut EP featuring collaborations with RIMON and Obongjayar as well as the aforementioned Octavian.
The title of said record is No retreat, no surrender.
The title refers to a tattoo Christie has, and what’s clear from Short is that he’s equally as uncompromising when it comes to realising his artistic vision.
Itis an awesome mash-up of glitchy electronica, Latin and Samba beats, and mumble rap sensibilities.
“I want the first thing I release to be proper different,” says Rick in, what one imagines can only be a proper London geezer accent.
Well, sir, you’ve certainly achieved that.
No retreat, no surrender is out now through Warner Music.
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– SV –