#REVIEW Kwengface Delivers Brand New Mixtape 'YPB: The Archive'
Author: Tom Dingley | Saturday 11th June 2022
Peckham's very own Kwengface is back with a brand new project 'YPB: The Archive'.
This project is the second to come from Kwengface to date and encapsulates why he is one of the most highly respected and exciting drill rappers about right now. With his high energy delivery and beat selection, along with the choice of features throughout this project, the project is everything fans will have wanted from Kwengface and more.
The project opens with 'Runtz' - produced by Fiz and Ludo - and showcases Kwengface talking his talk over some heavy 808's and flowing over it as smoothly as you like. The slightly dark and eerie production makes this track what it is in the sense that the lyrical content and the beat go hand in hand to make sure that the authenticity is there, as well as making the track sound as good sonically as possible. Offloading effortless and hard-hitting bars like "I heard youts tryna come to my mums, I sleep with a ting I will blow off your humpty" which in the tone of voice and over this slightly menacing drill beat, sounds as authentic as it gets.
The first of the features on this project comes on 'Step Out' and it comes from New York drill artist Dusty Locane and the differences in styles on this track compliment each other beautifully. Kwengface's high energy, upbeat flow and the way he lets off his bars, and Dusty Locane's deep, husky tone of voice and cadence cut through the beat in different ways but the contrast in sounds works so well on this track and they clearly agree as this is not the first track they have worked on together, previously working together on 'Steady' and the chemistry was therte from the start. The music video for 'Step Out' is on YouTube now and it is a movie.