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AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey

Debut studio album from London-born rapper Ché Wolton Grant, released on his own label

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Firmly establishes himself as one of the leading lights in UK rap
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  2. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    All things considered this project is not so much about AJ Tracey “outgrowing his roots” as it is his ability to make honest-to-god bangers in more ways than one
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    With this record, he’s laid to down a marker, not just for 2019, but for the future of UK rap
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    While the west London MC recognises his roots and includes plenty of nods to grime, his magpie’s eye for a good melody or hook extends far beyond that
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Not only lives up to his hype, he transcends it. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    If you were searching for an artist who embodies the air of confidence currently surging through the UK rap scene, you could do worse than alight on AJ Tracey
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Twisted, vibrant and ever-shifting, AJ Tracey’s stellar debut is a perfect document of British rap’s current eclecticism, a record that warps sonic expectations
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Fusing grime, rap, drill, dancehall and afrobeat, no genre is off limits for the Ladbroke Grove star, whose innovation has caught the attention of audiences here and in the US
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  9. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The debut from grime’s rising star is a mixed bag but still peppered with hits, inviting elements of dancehall, pop, trap, and garage to the same house party
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Drake was an early adopter of Tracey’s, and this album’s versatility belies the Canadian don’s approach. The MC born Ché Wolton Grant is on fire, yet in some danger of losing his individuality
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  11. 4.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s ballsy for a debut, and the weird tracks aren’t the worst by any means. The worst songs are so generic that you just won’t remember them
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