“Murder Mile” is one of the best projects from a London artist this year.
East London’s Frenzy surged onto my radar earlier this week with his debut album Murder Mile, where Frenzy uses his excellent gifts of lyricism, story-telling, and ability to recreate the atmosphere of where he is from, which is an incredibly rare combination of skills for an MC.
Frenzy shines on a variety of instrumental styles, but navigates each different BPM and soundscape rather effortlessly, showing the expanse of flows he has in his bag. There are more up-tempo tracks on this twelve track offering, but also many more slow-burning, emotional tracks as well. The only features on Murder Mile come from House of Pharaohs artists Sam Wise and Knucks, as well as Careless and Kadiata.
Outside of Slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain (which may be the best rap album of the year regardless of geography), I must say that Frenzy’s debut album is thoroughly impressive and at the level of almost any other project by a UK rapper this year.
Stream Murder Mile here: