If you read our previous blog, ‘Leeds – the music scene you should know about‘, you will have seen that we talked about Graft first – and for a good reason. If you’ve heard any of his music you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
As a fan of Graft since his first freestyle on First Media TV, I’ve been looking forward to All Sorts since it was announced. Graft has been building up a reputation in Leeds over the last couple of years, with freestyles and music videos getting thousands of views on the likes of Link Up TV, P110 and First Media TV.
With All Sorts, Graft has proven his ability to do so many different things with his music. From the dancehall vibes on ‘Hold It’ to the raw grime sounds on ‘Showaa’, the deeper flows on ‘Time Is Of The Essence’ to the big punchlines on ‘Man Like’, All Sorts is a brilliant project. Graft really has shown that he’s reached that next level. Even the sound quality in his tracks has been stepped up to the highest level.
Far before All Sorts was released, it was clear that Graft’s debut project was going to be something big. Graft has been killing it since his early freestyles and has established himself as someone to look out for. And at just 18 years old, there’s only going to be so much more coming.
This EP really means something for the Leeds urban music scene as a whole, as one of the most anticipated projects for a long time. I really can’t wait to see more artists from Leeds releasing projects and music videos, and just putting themselves out there in general.
All Sorts is out now on all major music platforms, such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Apple Music. If you haven’t heard it you really should check it out – you won’t regret it. And at less than £5 to buy it (free if you have Spotify or Apple Music), it really is worth it!
Album rating: 10/10
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