Durrty Goodz - "Beautiful Living"
Mixtape: Durrty Whirl Year released: 2004
Almost too rare for the internet and its 2013 omniscience, this track is a gem from an early Durrty Goodz mixtape. A champion of U.K.-genre versatility for over a decade, he has always been comfortable inhabiting both hip-hop and grime spaces. Additionally, he has also always demonstrated a rare ability to make the switch between a typical London accent to a Jamaican, Yardie flow—giving the Carribean community more representation as a feeder of the city’s musical roots. Here he combines all of these components and produces a short, summery celebration of life.