Stam­ford Hill rap­per Clav­ish is mak­ing sure he remains “the hoods’ hot­test top­ic” with the release of new heat­er “Trau­mat­ised”. Kick­ing off the year strong with a teas­er track from his forth­com­ing mix­tape “Rap Game Awful”, Clav­ish departs from his usu­al son­ic sig­na­tures, adapt­ing his idio­syn­crat­ic flow to appease an instru­ment­al driv­en by orches­tral melod­ies and bouncy trap 808’s. “I’ve seen man get shot and stabbed, nev­er left me trau­mat­ised, real n*ggas turn­ing fake left me more sur­prised”, raps Clav­ish, as we see him detail how his world has changed since money and fame have unequi­voc­ally shif­ted the tra­ject­ory of his path. “Trau­mat­ised” fol­lows Clavish’s release of Top 10 single “Rock­et Sci­ence fea­tur­ing D‑Block Europe” in Novem­ber of last year, and serves as the second look-in of what’s to come on the rap­pers’ 28-track-wide sopho­more offer­ing “Rap Game Awful”.

Com­ing com­plete with a star-stud­ded line-up of fea­tures from Fredo, Rimzee, Youngs Teflon, Tee­way, Kaash Paige and many more, the arrival of “Rap Game Awful” sig­nals a timely evol­u­tion of sound for Clav­ish. Across the 28-track-wide exper­i­ment­a­tion, fans can expect to hear Clav­ish ebb-and-flow between raps’ sub-genres, as he seam­lessly merges his road rap sens­ib­il­it­ies with trap and drill sounds. Accord­ing to Com­plex UK, Clav­ish “makes rap seem like a breeze”. Hav­ing also been pre­vi­ously lauded by GRM Daily as “a rap­per to keep your eyes peeled”, and by Clash Magazine as “North London’s rap force”, Clav­ish is one of the most hotly-tipped up-and-comers to emerge from Lon­don in recent years; with co-signs from The Face, Won­der­land, Mix­tape Mad­ness and more. 

Off the back of Clavish’s recent GRM Rated Awards nom­in­a­tion for “Break­through Artist Of The Year”, which saw him make his first TV appear­ance per­form­ing recent single “Pub­lic Fig­ure” to applause from Dave and Stormzy, as well as the rap­pers recent nom­in­a­tion among an impress­ive cohort of “Best New­comers” at this years MOBO Awards, the announce­ment of  “Rap Game Awful” is set to cata­pult the rising rap­per to new heights. Fol­low­ing on from Clavish’s selling out his first head­lining UK tour at the end of 2022, the arrival of “Rap Game Awful” in tan­dem with new single “Trau­mat­ised” boldly marks the rapper’s inten­tions to beck­on in a new level of music­al elev­a­tion at the out­set of 2023.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.