Since tapping into the scene back in 2016, South London rapper, songwriter, and producer 169 has been quietly blazing one of the brightest paths and cultivated one of the most respected discographies in the contemporary UK music scene.
Releasing the first taste of his forthcoming project, 'Winning Team' acts as a timely reminder of why he is one of the most compelling beat makers within the UK scene.
With its haunting and pulsating piano instrumental acting as a sleek bed for 169's distinctive Jamaican tones, 169 has created a track of the kind of finesse and lyrical depth that he has become so known for. Speaking on the track 169 says;
“Winning Team is a statement about the hard work & sacrifices made to achieve the accolades I've acquired throughout my career, and the involvement of the closest people around me, my team. I wanted to create something unique, blending Drill, Dancehall and R’n’B.”
Countless record-breaking accolades have defined 169 as one of the most gifted and important producers in the rap landscape right now. Consistently crafting some of the best-loved, best-selling anthems of the past few years: Dave’s platinum-selling “Thiago Silva” alongside AJ Tracey's “Funky Friday” with Fredo, Stormzy’s“Bad Boys” and Headie One’s “18HUNNA” as well as production credits for UK cult icons K-Trap, Wretch 32, Blanco, LD and Shaybo. At only 25 this is truly a remarkable discography that defines 169 as one of the best young talents in the UK, period.
Continuing to provide us with the most authentic, compelling sounds emanating from the inner city, “Winning Team” will continue the attention around 169 as a true unsung national icon, and an outstandingly talented solo artist in his own right.