9 Songs, 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the key figures in establishing Birmingham as a hotbed of British hip-hop and grime talent, MIST cements his place at UK rap’s head table with a scintillating EP. Whether he’s riding scalpel-sharp hooks (“Order It In”), reengaging with his grime roots (the rousing “Mosh Pit”), or soulfully reflecting on struggle and success (“Wish Me Well,” “Fountain”), his wordplay is consistently slick and rhythmic. The centerpiece is “Game Changer,” a hard-to-contest proclamation of greatness set to Steel Banglez’s catchy, club-ready beats.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the key figures in establishing Birmingham as a hotbed of British hip-hop and grime talent, MIST cements his place at UK rap’s head table with a scintillating EP. Whether he’s riding scalpel-sharp hooks (“Order It In”), reengaging with his grime roots (the rousing “Mosh Pit”), or soulfully reflecting on struggle and success (“Wish Me Well,” “Fountain”), his wordplay is consistently slick and rhythmic. The centerpiece is “Game Changer,” a hard-to-contest proclamation of greatness set to Steel Banglez’s catchy, club-ready beats.

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About MIST

Birmingham-based grime MC Mist rose out of the mid-2010s grime resurgence, proving that you don't have to be from London to be taken seriously in U.K. rap circles. Mist, like most grime artists, started out by dropping numerous mixtapes and freestyles, which very quickly started racking up millions of views online. Although Mist's lyrics contained well-worn tropes concerning making money and life on the streets, he also delivered very honest bars about the loss of his parents and how his life changed as a result. During his early career, Mist collaborated with fellow Birmingham resident and producer Shadow, who would create languid yet melodic beats for Mist to navigate. In 2016, Mist really began to break through; early in the year he stepped up to Fire in the Booth, a renowned feature on Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1Xtra show. The end of the year saw the release of the M I S to the T EP, which featured two standout singles "Karlas Back" and "Ain't the Same." 2017 found Mist embarking on a U.K.-wide tour, including stops at Koko, London, and Manchester O2 Ritz. ~ Liam Martin

HOMETOWN
Birmingham, England
BORN
2002

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