New Music: Tha 4orce & Cyclonious — ‘Wild Wind That Blows’


Hip-hop MC and pro­du­cer Tha 4orce is set to release the third single ‘Wild Wind That Blows’ from his forth­com­ing album ‘Set­ting Stand­ards’ on the 6th March. The track fea­tures Cyc­lo­ni­ous, a rising emcee from East Lon­don, as part of the album’s aim to show­case the tal­ents of the UK hip-hop scene by fea­tur­ing 11 sup­port­ing artists.

Wild Wind That Blows’ kicks off with a jazz trum­pet sample, swinging lux­uri­antly over a smooth bass and head-nod­ding beat. Cyc­lo­ni­ous wastes no time in mak­ing his mark on the track, pep­per­ing the rich pro­duc­tion with a potent flow and mean­ing­ful lyr­ics as he raps “stand for some­thing, stand strong and fall for noth­ing”. Flut­ter­ing synth samples are inter­spersed through­out the track, pro­du­cing a lo-fi, day­dream-like vibe remin­is­cent of golden age hip-hop, com­plete with scratches and rich strings to bring the track to a close. ‘Wild Wind That Blows’ sees the fierce duo take aim at today’s soci­ety in which the gov­ern­ment and the police appear to have too much con­trol over people’s lives in a rap­idly chan­ging world; send­ing a mes­sage to stay true and forge an hon­est path.

The accom­pa­ny­ing video sees the duo take a break from the con­crete jungle and embrace the UK shores. As Cyc­lo­ni­ous spits his bars and Tha 4orce provides the beat, the visu­als span along the shore with tran­quil shots of the duo amongst the beau­ti­ful scenery rep­ping their branded ‘Hip Hop Move­ment’ t‑shirts.

From the streets of Gam­bia, to the hustle of East Lon­don, Cyc­lo­ni­ous began writ­ing bars at the tender age of elev­en, chan­nel­ing the lyr­ic­al prowess of hip-hop greats such as KRS‑1, Wu-Tang Clan and Tupac. The fear­less MC doesn’t hes­it­ate to speak his mind and com­bines a love for his cul­ture with thought-pro­vok­ing lyr­ics, win­ning him sup­port from esteemed online plat­forms such as SBTV and Bon­afide.

Speak­ing about the album’s aim, Tha 4orce explains: “The aim is to now inspire a new gen­er­a­tion of young­sters, musi­cians, beat makers, MC’s and DJ’s, learn your craft, be the best at it, con­cen­trate on your craft of being cre­at­ive and inspir­a­tion­al for the cul­ture, as opposed to hav­ing an atti­tude of cre­at­ing to make money or seek fame.” As well as inspir­ing the new gen­er­a­tion, Tha 4orce also has more imme­di­ate goals in mind; by col­lab­or­at­ing with Aer­o­soul cloth­ing, he  wishes to pro­mote the ‘Hip Hop Move­ment’ as a brand, to cre­ate a fusion of high qual­ity music and high qual­ity threads.

Filling the void with music that he feels the cur­rent UK hip-hop scene is lack­ing, ‘Wild Wind That Blows’ comes as a refresh­ing piece of work and the per­fect way to help cement him as one of the pion­eer­ing artists in the Brit­ish music scene. “Be ori­gin­al, don’t do the same thing as every­one else, always set a high bar level, shine and con­tini­ue to keep set­ting stand­ards” – the per­fect quote to sum up the music­al ambi­tion of the hip-hop vet­er­an.

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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.