BRITISH RAP DUO YOUNG T & BUGSEY DROP THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT MIXTAPE PLEAD THE 5TH
BRITISH RAP DUO YOUNG T & BUGSEY DROP THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT MIXTAPE
PLEAD THE 5TH
J HUS AND STORMZY-APPROVED RAPPERS SELECTED AS SPOTIFY UK’S FIRST EVER RADAR ARTIST
SINGLE “STRIKE A POSE” FEATURING AITCH PEAKED TOP 10 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART
Off the heels of major buzz and a top 10 UK single, rising British rap duo Young T & Bugsey release their debut mixtape today entitled Please The 5th.
Get it HERE via Epic Records in the US.
Featuring previously released singles – including the smash hit “Strike A Pose” featuring Aitch (UK #9), “Don’t Rush” (UK top 20) and the BBC Radio 1-approved “Bully Beef,” the mixtape also includes 9 band new tracks. Find the full track listing below.
Aside from heavyweight feature, including the previously mentioned Aitch, Morrisson, Headie One and West London rapper Fredo, Plead The 5th includes a blockbuster selection of producers which include, P2J, Dre Skull, Toddla T and the UK’s hit-maker JAE5 – who is under the same management (2K Management) and known for his close collaborative work with British superstar J Hus – to name just a few.
Ahead of the release, it was recently announced that the Nottingham, UK-based duo is Spotify UK’s first ever RADARartist. The duo has also been selected for BBC Radio 1’s 2020 Brit List, support rising artists. Previous acts selected have included Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, Aitch, and Tom Walker.
On their debut project, Young T & Bugsey’s showcase their unique rap ability, along with their knack for creating earworms, proving that they are one of the most promising young talents coming out of the UK today. Plead The 5thembodies all of the core elements that the duo have come to be celebrated for around the world, featuring jumpy and energetic tracks such as “Dreadlocks” and “School Trip” – while also having a perfect blend of catchy and vibey tracks, such as “Throw Me A Text” and “Stand Up Man.”
“Plead The 5th is our first ever project and it’s the first taste of us as a whole. With this tape people are gonna be able to see all the different flavours and vibes that we can create and people will be able to understand that we have our own lane and also what to expect from us. On the tape, there is a song for everybody and it definitely leaves you wanting more. This is a great way to start our project life!” says Young T & Bugsey.
Plead The 5th Track List:
1 School Trip
4 Don’t Rush ft. Headie One
5 Throw Me A Text
6 Stand Up Man
7 More Than Me
8 Bully Beef ft. Fredo
9 Top Boy ft. Morrisson
11 Plead The 5th
12 Strike A Pose ft. Aitch
About Young T & Bugsey
Young T & Bugsey met at 15, having been aware of each other’s DIY recordings on separate sides of their city of Nottingham. When they eventually linked up, first as part of a collective before zeroing in on their chemistry as a duo, they quickly found themselves to be on a similar level, musically and otherwise.
Building their project from a community arts space in Nottingham’s St Ann’s area, their grind towards the brink of blowing up began with a debut single, “1st Quarter”, which was followed by more tracks, each one building their buzz in the local region and beyond. Then came a chance encounter with Stormzy behind the scenes of a Westwood Crib session in 2015. “We were bare young and thought: we gotta rap for him,” says Bugsey. “He started rapping with us, so we’re there going back to back with Stormzy. He felt what we were doing and we’re grateful to say he’s been really supportive since.”
Since then, breakout singles “Glistenin,” “No Mickey Mouse Ting,” “4×4” and underground smash “Greenlight” have further helped establish them. Last year, Young T & Bugsey featured alongside Fredo on the UK Gold selling record“Ay Caramba” and then quickly followed that up with the infectious singles “Again,” “En Route” and “Living Gravy” featuring Not3s, which pushed their monthly Spotify listeners to over one million. After being shortlisted for the MTV PUSH: Ones To Watch 2019, Young T & Bugsey continued to steam-roll ahead with another hit – releasing summer anthem “Strike A Pose” featuring Aitch, which made it in to the Top 10 of the Official UK Charts, peaking at number 9 (after being in the Top 40 for twenty consecutive weeks), and selling 600,000+ units to date to become a UKPlatinum-selling record. “Strike A Pos”’ was also used in the launch of Love Island finalist Molly-Mae Hague’scollaboration with PrettyLittleThing – confirming its status as a certified summer anthem. Most recently their song“Don’t Rush” ft Headie One has also added to their hype, quickly becoming a fan favorite and also staying on the UK charts for weeks since its release back in November (securing a top 20 position).
Last summer the duo performed at a variety of major festivals including Strawberries & Creem, Glastonbury and Wireless mainstage, after being brought out by the Farther himself J Hus. Young T & Bugsey also made an appearance at this year’s Kiss Haunted House Party and Captial’s Jingle Bell Ball towards the end of last year. With the release of Plead The 5th and having already been confirmed for this year’s Wireless and Reading & Leeds festival, this is set to be a major year for the duo.
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