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19 MCs who made a mark on 2015

This lot fuck shit up like David Moyes

  • Words: Chantelle Fiddy and Tomas Fraser | Illustration: Patch Keyes
  • 14 December 2015
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6 CasIsDead

A self-professed 'Demi-God' (check imreallydead.com), this masked MC (only a chosen few actually know what he looks like) is an exceptional wordsmith. Kinda like Mike Skinner, Giggs and Chuckie in one, the Londoner is quite possibly one of the best things to ever happen in British rap music, period. CF

7 Danny Seth

Danny Seth made his mark via the underground in the USA before hitting the European fashion parties with his London homies, Last Night In Paris. He's coming differently; with a creative eye when it comes to his visuals, he's also featured on G Eazy's 'Lotta That' remix alongside A$AP Ferg. Check the debut album, 'Perception'.

8 Elf Kid

Elf Kid's debut single 'Golden Boy' might have felt like a long time coming to some, but it marks a sparkling debut for one of grime's most excitable, happy-go-lucky newcomers. Still clearly in love with the scene he inhabits, his 2015 has been mostly defined by work with crew The Square, but Elf's guile and crackerjack flow always pointed towards solo exploits. While chirpsing girls and cruising the streets of Lewisham might dominate much of his lyricism for now, he could be on course for a very important couple of years.

9 Jammz

Jammz's work ethic is often bandied about as being the driving force of his breakthrough success, but behind the countless radio sets and stage shows lies a vastly-talented lyricist. Working closely with Local Action on a number of projects - most notably his 'Final Warning' single - Jammz has also made waves with Plastician on the chirpy ode to city life, 'London Living', while his self-released 'Hit Then Run' EP also took no prisoners in the best way possible. TF

10 J Hus

It was a hazy summer day when 19-year-young J Hus uploaded his semi-sung rap outing 'Dem Boy Paigon'. Landing over 3.5 million plays without radio or media support, the East Londoner's debut mixtape, 'The 15th Day', solidified him among critics as one to watch in 2016. CF

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