When we got the latest upload from 21 year old RTKal we knew we had to share it with you. One of the hardest working artists out there, RTKal – also known as Joshua Holness, has been representing Birmingham since the age of 12.
Starting out as part of Prophecy Cru and moving on to be a founder member of the Decypher Collective at the age of 16, he’s been a regular feature on the Grime scene in both Birmingham and across the U.K ever since. A rapper, actor and spoken word artist in his own right, he’s moved from working with the likes of Don Letts and Skinnyman to touring with GZA as part of the Mud Family and being a regular host of numerous dubstep/grime nights under the name of RTillery.
In short, he’s one of the most versatile MCs out there and this freestyle over the Sleng Teng beat is just a snapshot of what’s yet to come. His brand new mixtape ‘48 Hours‘ drops exclusively via SB:TV next week and is being put out through the ever reliable Black Butter Records – definitely one to watch.