Some serious bars flowing from Manchester this evening courtesy of the revolutionary Hip Hop art collective Levelz. For those of you who don’t know, Levelz is a coming together of the best and brightest urban influenced Musicians, Artists, Designers, Film Makers and creative minds Manchester has to offer! It’s a serious meeting of proper Manc talent; ‘LVL 07’ is the collective announcing they’re here!
The grimy, powerful and oh so addictive bass heavy Biome produced beat provides the bed for a whole host of Manchester’s finest wordsmiths. Starting with T-Man and his flawless delivery, the track moves to Sparkz with his sick flow before Skittles picks up the track and delivers his words in faultless fashion. Fox follows with the Jamaican vibe and Truthos Mufasa; quite possibly Manchester’s most eloquent rapper drops the goods with serious style. T-Man picks up the track for the second time before the beat drops ready for the legend Chimpo and his distinct, drawl brand of MCing. Chunky and Black Josh wrap up the record with the same high level shown from the previous members. As far as tracks alone go, this is fire . A sick beat spat over by eight of the sickest rappers the UK has to offer.
But Levelz aren’t just music makers and LVL 07 isn’t just a demonstration in sound. The video accompanying the track is yet another example of the creative talent Manchester breeds. Directed and Produced by Rich Reason with input from most of the members of Levelz; including being story boarded in part by Chimpo with Skittles covering set design and Back Josh advising the pyro, the video again demonstrates the high level of production and thought that is going into this project.
Levelz is an incredibly exciting venture and I for one and very enthusiastic about what’s going to come out of it in the future!