It's an all-star grime throwdown...

Big Zuu, Kamakaze, Eyez and Capo Lee have teamed up to create a fresh, new project entitled 'Royal Rumble'.

Each of the four artists have honed their mic skills over the years by shelling down sets, shows, and tracks, and 'Royal Rumble' is a fusion of their distinct, unique and insane rapping abilities. The first half of the mixtape sees the quartet collaborate on '180' and 'On Fire', while the second half is filled with solo tracks from each of them - there's no additional features on the tape, and in truth it doesn’t need any. 

Big Zuu released his first studio album in 2018 and 'Content With Content', allowed the artist to show the real length and breadth of his vision and capabilities. He only goes to further enhance his reputation in 'Royal Rumble'.

Eyez, meanwhile, has amassed vast success reaching over a million streams on 'Boxing Bar'. Capo Lee has previously collaborated with grime heavyweight Jme, on 'Way Back'. Kamakaze recently dropped 'Memories' and has collaborated with Maverick Sabre, SBK and Manga St Hilare.

In truth the project is a boisterous and raucous affair with each MC bringing an assured arura to the tape. Their respective styles really complement each other, as they trade flows over booming grime and rap production, the majority of which comes from Australian producer Swick and Crafty 893.

Like the Undertaker's signature tombstone move, Big Zuu’s first verse on 'On Fire' sets the pace, with each MC bringing their unique style to each song. After trading blows in the first half each rapper showcases his skills in full show – on individual tracks with Eyez closing the mixtape with the powerful 'EyeStyle'.

With laser sharp delivery, fearsome energy, complimenting intonations: it’s a winning formula. 'Royal Rumble' puts a microscope on the four MCs bars and flows, as well as their chemistry as a foursome.

8/10

Words: Amar Mehta

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