Grime prince Novelist unloads an 18-wheeler’s worth of boasts, threats, and frustrations on his first release in a month’s time, “WAR.” The production—which practically growls beneath battle-announcing horns and tumbling, siren-like synths—matches the rapper’s intensity.
His natural desire to bring peace to others is conflicted by the behaviors of lurking snakes, who surround and drain him of his energy. The self-proclaimed villain references Skepta, shouts out Drake, and holds nothing back for three-and-a-half menacing minutes.
Learn more about Novelist by diving into our Daily Discovery feature about him here. Listen to the “very on fleek” “WAR” below.