Album Review: ‘The Come Up’ – Spirit B

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‘The Come Up’ is the new album by up and coming UK rapper Spirit B. The project is a lean seven tracks long and showcases Spirit B’s diverse style with finesse. Originally hailing from Mauritius, music has been a part of Spirit’s life for as long as he can remember.

Attending concerts since he was six years old, Spirit started drumming and beatboxing when he was 13 and was rapping and writing his own lyrics by 15. Influenced by his family’s music and the music around him, Spirit’s sound draws from Grime, Drill, Trap beats Reggae, and Seggae. And you can hear all of these influences on this release as Spirit transition from hard bars to swaying melody with an effortless switch.

Spirit was inspired to write this project after the UK went into lockdown in 2020. The outspoken spitter wasn’t happy with the way the government and media handled the UK public and the rhetoric they were using in the wake of the pandemic.

“Lockdown brought language into my life that disturbed me and restricted not only my physical movement but affected my spiritual and humanitarian balance.” explains Spirit B who recorded this album in his home studio. 

You can really hear the passion and graft Spirit B has put into this project. It’s raw, outspoken and real. 100% worth a listen if you enjoy UK rap with a few diverse twists along the way.