South London's very own rapper, songwriter, and multi-platinum producer, 169, has released captivating visuals for his latest track "Can't Borrow Time" featuring Lavida Loca. Known as one of the most respected figures in UK rap music, 169 has been quietly making his mark in the industry since 2016, building a distinctive discography that sets him apart from the rest of the ever growing UK scene.
This year, 169 has released notable singles such as "Winning Team" and "Bracing," showcasing his talent as both a producer and artist. His recent project, "Nothing Before It's Time," features eight tracks of the highest quality, with collaborations from RV, Mnelia, and Lavida Loca. The lead single, "Can't Borrow Time," has been accompanied by a captivating official music video, further solidifying 169's reputation as an exceptional beatmaker.
169 has achieved numerous record-breaking accolades, solidifying his position as one of the most gifted and important producers in the rap landscape. His production credits include hits like Dave's platinum-selling "Thiago Silva" featuring AJ Tracey, "Funky Friday" with Fredo, Stormzy's "Bad Boys," Headie One's "18HUNNA," and work with artists such as K-Trap, Wretch 32, Blanco, LD, and Shaybo. At only 25 years old, his remarkable discography places him among the best young talents in the UK.
With over 4.1 million streams on Spotify for his track "Got You" featuring Dave and 2.2 million plays on "No Fears" featuring Wretch 32, 169 has built a dedicated fanbase and continues to attract over 50,000 monthly listeners, despite a two-year hiatus since his last solo project.
As a true unsung national icon, delivering authentic and compelling sounds from the inner city, His talent as a solo artist shines through as he further cements his status as an outstandingly talented artist in his own right.