Norf Face (feat. Capo Lee)

Jme, Frisco, & Shorty

Norf Face (feat. Capo Lee)

On “Capo’s Pattern”—a highlight from this collaborative EP featuring four outstanding Tottenham MCs—Capo Lee declares, “I’ve been broke and I can’t do a sequel/The ends are like Resident Evil”. It captures the project’s atmosphere of fear and loathing that you can almost taste. Capo and Boy Better Know members Frisco, Jme, and Shorty have constructed a raw, unfiltered love letter to North London, and they’ve put the relationship with their home turf under a harsh spotlight. Each MC unloads deeply held thoughts on a personal “Pattern”, but it’s the collaborative efforts that truly electrify. On “Freezing” and “Look Both Ways”, Frisco deftly refashions the British “stiff upper lip” in grudging acceptance of London’s uniquely cold character. Shorty addresses accusations of underachievement on “More”, while Jme, perceptive as ever, hilariously rails against everyday irritations (including advertisers, cigarette smokers, and mass incarceration) on various standout verses. With the capital facing down the ravages of a pandemic at the time of this EP’s release, the bleak reality of London’s hustle culture has arguably never been more evident. Norf Face proves there will always be those ready with sleeves rolled up and thriving in its urban environments.

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