The master producer behind “Terminal Illness” has teamed up with Nottingham ambassador Cappo for their latest offering “Needle Drop E.P”. The seven-track project is a true reflection of the current ability within the U.K Hip-Hop scene, and a display of the commercial appeal we’re now witnessing on a regular basis. Endemic and Cappo have formed a solid partnership and the final product is something that has been anticipated for many months.
The Needle Drop E.P features a small range of U.K lyricists and heavyweights that have proven themselves collectively over the past years. Cyrus Malachi, Iron Braydz, Scorzayzee and Lee Ramsay are the four selected artists who contribute to the record, and all inevitably prove a worthwhile decision. Endemic spoke in a recent interview to Hip-Hop Kings and explained he’s worked with all the artists previously, and that’s why they were featured on the Needle Drop E.P.
The highlight of the E.P is Eagles, and to commemorate I’ve dedicated a whole paragraph to the track. Without a doubt this not only features all four of the artists involved in the project, Endemic produces an adrenaline-rush beat which in my opinion, is the definition of U.K Hip-Hop. Plus when you’ve lyrics as such;
“I heat them up trying to steal my skills /
I see them they peak and duck like a Chinese meal.
Look, I’m the genuine next to kin best to win /
Skin like a Mexican you ain’t shit next to him!
The other tracks are still impressive which include Crumbs and Hacksaw which are the other two main stand-out tracks. More of the same from Endemic producing quality beats and Cappo providing awesome vocals to complement them perfectly.
The only downfall on the project is when Cappo spars alongside his peers, he gets outshined on delivery. It’s no secret he’s a fantastic lyricist, but whether he didn’t gel as well as the other artists did with Endemic I’m not sure. It really doesn’t dampen or decrease the value of Needle Drop, just an observation.