Glasgow rap heavyweight Bemz and Edinburgh trailblazer Sean Focus join forces for an energetic modern hip hop collaboration on ‘Raging Bull’.
Bemz sees off an incredible year, well established not just in the hip hop community but in the wider Scottish music scene, 2022 has seen him tour the UK with indie rock heroes The Snuts, sell out a headline show at King Tuts and winning the BBC Introducing Scottish Act of the Year award. Sean Focus has been making a name for himself too, releasing new E.P. ‘A Good Time. A Great Time’ in October, being nominated for the Best Hip Hop category at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and racking up airplay on BBC 1Extra.
Living up to it’s name the track kicks off with an ominous synth loop before Focus opens up the verse by delivering an animated flow against a assertive beat which is supported by a gliding 808 bassline that adds to the dark feel of the song. There is an effortless transition as Focus hands over mic duties to Bemz who comfortably rides the beat with a confident and laidback delivery that has all the swagger of an MC perfectly at home on the microphone.
This interplay between the MCs continues throughout the song with the listener experiencing a dynamic track that displays a natural balance between the 2 artists styles, it is sure to leave its mark on the rising Scottish hip hop scene.
Overall Raging Bull is an ambitious track in the world of Scottish hip hop that is sure to create waves locally as well as the wider UK hip hop scene, with both artists displaying an unstoppable ambition alongside a contemporary take on their genre that is sure to please their respective fanbases and earn them both new audiences. Raging Bull is available on all major streaming platforms now.