Monday 2 September 2013

MTV IGGY: Riko Dan: The London City Warlord Prevails

By Joseph 'JP' Patterson

Uncle Riko, as he’s known to many in the grime scene, just released his new mixtape, Rise Of The Farda, which he says is "a direct, hard-hitting, no-nonsense assault from The London City Warlord." The revered bar-slinger, who rose to underground fame as a member of the Roll Deep collective, hasn’t put out much material since his last compilation, 2010’s Sleeping Giant, so, with no promo leading up to the drop, this 13-track package comes as a nice surprise. Subject matter on the tape ranges from living life in the urban jungle to fatherhood, and with features from fellow yardie-man-flow MCs Flowdan, God’s Gift, and Trigga, as well as the likes of Wiley, Terror Danjah, and Hatcha on the buttons, Riko Dan done good.

Stream Rise Of The Farda below, and cop it on iTunes.

This also appeared over at MTV IGGY: H E R E