Introducing Piers James, the London rapper and producer who slots seamlessly into the mix with the likes of Little Simz and Jay Prince– rappers who are bringing high-quality, 90s-tinted rap back to the forefront of the UK scene. With the spotlight on emerging UK rap as never before on both sides of the Atlantic, Piers James again stakes his claim to his place in the burgeoning scene.
Already racking up critical acclaim from the likes of WONDERLAND, SBTV, COMPLEX and SABOTAGE TIMES for his previous work, the London rapper now comes through with his first release of 2015 in ‘80’s Baby’. The first track from his upcoming EP ‘Green Screens In Visible View’ Piers creates an authentic 90’s boom-bap style reminiscent of rappers like Curren$y: one that’s quickly becoming his calling card. The track produced by Jake Milliner, who’s behind the classic golden-era sound of fellow top-tier UK artists Hawk House allows Piers to flow effortlessly. Smooth, dream-like hooks matched with a laidback, confident delivery makes Piers James’ return a welcome one.