East London rapper Yxng Bane's career has risen above the clouds since remixing Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" last year.
Armed with well-crafted, radio-friendly songs in "Vroom" and "Rihanna", Bane has propelled himself since—riding a wave of timely drops full of Afroswing greatness. While the release of joint project Any Minute Now with D-Block Europe was warmly received, Yxng Bane often opts to work singles for months at a time so a full-length project has been conspicuously absent from his inventory. Until now.
HBK arrives with a visual for lead single "Needed Time" and a short film called The Prequel. Detailing "a day in the life of five young men from Canning Town in London", the 20-minute clip adds strong layers of context to the 14-track mixtape, with snippets spliced within the back and forth action and things ending on a sudden twist. The last quarter usually brings out the big hitters, and Yxng Bane is certainly swinging for the fences to close out the year.
Watch the film above and stream the tape in full below.