London-based rapper MoStack has dropped his debut album, Stacko.
The album is MoStack’s first studio record and his first major release since 2017 mixtape, High Street Kid. Now, the Hornsey rapper is at the forefront of a London scene blurring the lines between Afro-pop, hip-hop, grime, and dancehall.
On his debut album, Stacko, it’s MoStack’s turn to take the spotlight. True to form, the record is brimming with imaginative, liquid melodies, drizzled over playful Afrobeats and the nostalgic UK garage. An early standout is the ostentatious ”Stinking Rich’, featuring Dave and J Hus, with a hook that’s primed for being yelled by festival crowds. On the Stormzy-featuring ‘Shine Girl‘, MoStack pays tribute to his girlfriend over a glimmering, shuffling production, landing just the right side of sickly sweet.
His lyrics return frequently to the same well of themes, in particular, success and loyalty. You’re likely to hear this album pouring out of cars on hot city streets all summer long.
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