Isaac B is an altern­at­ive Hip-Hop artist based in south Lon­don. The ex-Broward County res­id­ent, a self-taught, ‘King of The Cypher’, swapped the sun-soaked back­drop of The ‘Dale’, for the rain and rizzle of the UK cap­it­al. He quickly immersed him­self in the loc­al MC live- scene, earn­ing him­self a respec­ted repu­ta­tion, with a com­mit­ted, ever grow­ing fol­low­ing, along­side his col­lect­ive, AndWhat?LDN. Host­ing some of the most music­ally diverse, eclect­ic late nights, and the most riot­ous, lyr­ic­ally charged monthly cyphers, Isaac B, acts as a key play­er with­in the growth of the London’s under­ground, live Hop-Hop scene. Posi­tioned at the fore­front of bring­ing artists such as DJ Maseo of De La Soul, and South Afric­an mar­vel Toya Delazy to loc­al intim­ate ven­ues, as well as open­ing up for High Focus’ Ram­son Bad­bonez. He has seen his col­lect­ive pro­gress to the point of selling out small ven­ues, to even host­ing an annu­al all-day com­munity fest­iv­al in the heart of Brix­ton known as ‘Con­greg­ate’. These being only a hand­ful of his not­able achieve­ments, Isaac B is now here to share with us more of his poet­ic lyr­i­cism, and cine­mat­ic visu­als in the form of SNE HNE.

From its hyp­not­ic pro­duc­tion, to lyr­ic­al rhaps­ody, we are jour­neyed through the themes of ill-judge­ment, deceit, snitching and murder. With subtle nods to the death of one of his homet­own influ­ences, XXXtenta­cion, a reflec­tion upon the very streets that saw Isaac’s tal­ent devel­op, SNE HNE is loaded with sombre imagery, reflec­ted in the spine-chilling video. Laced with lowkey haunt­ing samples, echo­ing news reports, and police tapes, listen­ers are tran­scen­ded to the centre of a crime scene. With a shad­owy all-con­sum­ing ambi­ence, it reveals the sense­less loss of tal­ent, poten­tial and life.

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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.