Tunde’s Debut Mixtape, ‘First Lap’, Is An Essential Listen

The new tape features 17 new tracks, including the four previously-released singles, “Fresh Home Freestyle”, “Loaf Man”, “Bruce Lee”, and “Crash Bandicoot”.

Tunde 'First Lap'


Tunde 'First Lap'

Five years after making his presence known with a number of hard-hitting freestyles and loosies, Tunde has finally shared his debut mixtape, First Lap, the latest in a string of solid projects from Manchester’s bubbling rap scene.

An energetic introduction to the 0161 rhymer, it’s a varied showcase of his style that puts his fast-talking flow against a broad range of beats, stretching more or less across the full spectrum of rap. For production, he’s sourced beats from a team of big-hitters, including LiTek, WhyJay, Show N Prove, MKthePlug, Bigzy, C Figz, Legendary Keyzz, Shadow On The Beat, Chucks, Sangy, KP Beatz and TR The Producer.

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Tunde, who has had to watch much of the last year’s rap successes from behind bars while on remand, having been released on bail just a couple of weeks ago. Although he’ll have to go on trial and could be looking at a potentially lengthy sentence, he has at least had the chance to enjoy this moment, regardless of what the future may bring.

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The new project features 17 new tracks, including the four previously-released singles—“Fresh Home Freestyle”, “Loaf Man”, “Bruce Lee”, and fan favourite “Crash Bandicoot”. A fifth single was also released alongside the mixtape, “Back 2 Back”, which features Potter Payper and is the only collaboration on the whole project. You can see the video for that track at the mid-point.

Take in Tunde’s First Lap in full below.


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