If the fast pace of grime or the intricate slang of UK drill makes it difficult to connect, check out Nafe Smallz. His style, especially on current bubbling hit "Gucci," is one that anyone who listens to contemporary popular rap music will recognize. With a melodic hook and effects on his vocals, the track has more in common with Travis Scott or Smokepurpp than Skepta or Giggs.
21-year-old Nafe Smallz still puts on for his hometown of London on his new project, Movie Music, which dropped in January, with features from Stefflon Don, Chip, Yung Fume, and Swift and Sleeks from Section Boyz. Mixing bars, melodies, and a generally widescreen approach to songwriting, Nafe Smallz is an intriguing addition to any playlist of British rap music.