As his new mixtape drops...

ItsNate has spoken to Clash about the making of new mixtape 'So Slocal' - check out a video below.

UK hip hop is in a healthy state right now. A fresh generation of promoters, DJs, producers and MCs are uniting to create something fresh - taking their cues from the finest in American hip hop, but with a uniquely British twist.

ItsNate is one of the most in demand rappers in the country, capable of working with the best new beatsmiths. Recent mixtape 'NEVERAVERAGETALKINGEXCELLENT' won admirers far beyond the sometimes insular UK scene, while club ready one off cut 'AFTN (All For The Night)' has been rebounding across systems all summer.

Now ItsNate has unveiled his latest mixtape. 'So Slocal' features beats from Budgie, Flamin, Kxng and more, with the rapper proving to be at his most lyrically dextrous.

"I wanted to take time to make a project that represent the mindset that is Slocal thematically whilst showcasing how my (Slocal) sound has evolved" ItsNate commented. "So Slocal is about progress and persistance since it is the forth project I've released... that's what I'd want to come across - peace".

ItsNate recently sat down with Clash for an exclusive insight into his methods. Check out the video below, then stream 'So Slocal' after the jump.

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