Grime may be capturing the headlines but UK hip-hop is continuing to produce the goods.
ThisisDA hails from Bristol and the 20-year-old's magnetic presence and assured flow has snatched attention from all quarters.
West Coast veteran Blu is a collaborator, with ThisisDA matching a love for the golden age with a clear awareness of fringe developments in modern hip-hop.
New EP 'Based Off Black' will be released on September 3rd, with Clash able to premiere the video for lead cut 'Hotsteppa'. The track itself is produced by long time collaborator Mankub, with Audiosnax providing complementary live DJ scratches.
Absolute fire from the off, you can get burned below.