Trap-rap and flashy visuals may well seem like a staple of UK rap today, but for those perhaps unaware, South London rapper Blade Brown has been the pioneer for a good "12 Summers". Attached with news that the fourth instalment of mixtape series, Bags & Boxes, is on its way, "12 Summers" posts Blade in the Hollywood Hills, rhyming on the hustle and its lucrative rewards. With the obvious exception of Giggs, occupying the elder statesman role in UK rap has always been tricky within a scene constantly focused around young voices and fresh faces. For Blade Brown, a continued focus on high quality and timely drops will see him here for at least a good few seasons yet.