Five For Friday: Big Shaq, Not3s, Kurupt FM & More

Winter is coming, but we’ve got 5 bangers for the books with Big Shaq, Not3s, Kurupt FM, Mina Rose and…

Winter is coming, and it’s likely to be one for the history books. While some mans are donning the roadman jacket from the endz to the endz of the earth, some are riding those waves on a quest up the UK charts. Here are our latest five for Friday and these ones are big ones!

Big Shaq – ‘Mans Not Hot’

Just 1 day since unveiling the video and with four million views and counting, it’s safe to say Big Shaq has officially gone clear with ‘Mans Not Hot’. Shot in London and Miami at the BET awards, and featuring cameo’s with DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty and Waka Flocka, mans literally flaming hot to punctuate the point. With Big Shaq, comedian Michael Daapah has taken nichè Londoncentric satire from the depths of Thornton Heath in South London to vast international audiences in less than a year. With an original freestyle over 67’s ‘Let’s Lurk’ featuring Giggs, Big Shaq took his act to a Fire In The Booth and has given ‘Mans Not Hot’ a life of its own. There’s literally no limit where this could go from here, and Shaq has let it be known globally that the roadman jacket never fails!


Not3s – My Lover

Not3s takes flight to the motherland in search of love in his latest visual for ‘My Lover’. With Zanzibar Town providing the sumptuous backdrop, Not3s takes centre stage bringing laid back charisma to this Afrobeats sound. Fresh from his recent win at GRM Daily’s Rated Awards for ‘Best Breakthrough’ and with two MOBO nominations in the bag for this year’s event, Not3s continues to build anticipation ahead of the release of his debut mixtape ‘Take Not3s’.


Kurupt FM – ‘Suttin Like That’

Having recently sealed the deal with XL Recordings, People Just Do Nothing parody outfit, Kurupt FM continue on their mission to singlehandedly bring UKG back from the dead. Their latest track ‘Suttin Like That’ – taken from the ‘legendary’ Lost Tape Set – boasts a huge orchestral production complete with Eksi stomp and classic double time flow, as they continue to blur the lines between parody and reality.

“Once lost in a backpack in deepest Brentford, the Lost Tape has now been uncovered, remixed and mastered for the very first time.”


Mina Rose – ‘Kingdom’

Following on from her debut single ‘Lemons & Limes‘, Mina Rose is back once more with ‘Kingdom’. A tangle of Trip-Hop and Dub, ‘Kingdom’ is half-ballad half-incantation. Describing the track, Mina says it’s about “this idea that we are all looking at each others’ lives and comparing them to our own, instead of realising the true wealth and rarity of your own experiences and possessions.” For Rose the road ahead is clear “I want to focus on building a kingdom of your own, rather than wishing to own someone else’s.”


ADP, Jeremih & Ebenezer – ‘No Good For Me’

London based producer and songwriter ADP drops the video for his debut single ‘No Good For Me’. Teaming the talents of US sensation Jeremih with a UK rising star in Ebenezer, the track plays like an R’n’B hybrid against the visual direction of Ray Fiasco.

Following on from his productions for artists including M.I.A, Krept & Konan and Yungen, ADP comes through with a track that is all his own. “I’m crazy excited to share my debut music video with everybody. It was great working with Ray Fiasco and the team, they really brought my vision for this video to life! And of course a massive thank you to Ebenezer and Jeremih.”