Razor is a grime emcee from Hackney with a couple of releases under his belt. The “Homegrown” EP was released back in 2018, but he’s kept the material coming, dropping singles over the years with production from a host of names that orbit the grime and dubstep axis.
His latest track – titled ‘Run’ – is the first official drop from his forthcoming EP “The Sharp One.” The track is produced by Trooh Hippi, an up and coming beat-maker, with a knack for crafting instrumentals that sound modern but thankfully don’t crossover into diet UK Rap beats passed off as grime. The weird melodies, tempo and overall feel of grime are kept intact, but Trooh Hippi uses contemporary sounds for his percussion and bass.
Razor’s delivery on ‘Run’ is poised. He lines up his targets and brings them down with precision, taking aim at washed elders and proclaiming that anyone pirating his style is sent to the car boot sale, a brilliant line that’s spat with a dizzying technicality.
The instrumental sounds like it’s come from the depths of hell, as Trooh Hippi blends 808s that are so distorted, they feel like they could crack at any minute. There’s a flute line that never switches up, slightly distorted and sounding wickedly evil in all the best ways. “Run” is the sound of an emcee and producer working in full tandem, each understanding the elements needed to make a grime track bang in 2020.