As far as im concerned this album went way under the radar, released in the later part of 2010 (woah time flys) co-signed and released by Eatgood and Mudfamily and produced by Kelakovski. This was a banger, every track pure class and the clarity and production on it was up there with the best, it kind of reminded me of Sways debut.
Im very surprised that this didn’t completely blow up though. RTKal’s flow, delivery and lyrical content is the full package, he sounds like a very down to earth guy but with a fire in his ambition and voice, you can see what Skinnyman seen in him, in fact the fact that he is Skinnyman certified should tell you all you need to know about this man.
His background in dubstep and grime allows RTKal to flow in double time with ease and he is obviously a keen student of rhyme structure and urban culture and any hip hop fan would do well to have this in their collection. In short a very well made album both for production and creativity that was seriously slept on. W
here are you RTKal you gonna come back an show some of these rappers what Brums got or what. Wa Gwarn?
You can check out the full album on bandcamp at the link below.
Written by Karl Adams
Straight out of Wales comes an artist that we think you’ll love. This is on a more urban tip rather than the usual grime or boombap sound the UK scene seems to have. He sings and raps and he does both really well. Described as ‘’A talented and versatile artist unheard and about to blow’ by Radio Cardiff 98.7FM, as well as clocking up some massive reviews all over the internet, Dretonio is definitely an artist to get up on. His mixtape ”Up & On It” features some real gems. His take on the massive Kayne West & Jay-Z anthem ‘Otis’ is super sick and his flow is off the chain. Dretonio is a man to watch in 2012. Grab it here http://tiny.cc/d52i4 and follow @Dretonio.
01. Moment 4 Life (Remix)
02. Designer Diva Feat. Enemy & Yogiwan
03. Otis Freestyle
04. Dretonio & Enemy – Seduction Remix
05. Lonely Feat. OD
06. Lost But Found
07. 6Foot 7Foot freestyle
08. Neva Soft – Freestyle Dretonio
09. Dretonio – Miss Pretty Lady (Sinclair Mix)
10. FrenchKiss Feat. Aleighcia Scott
11. Reppin your hood (UK) Feat. B Hype, Dee Shae, DJ 10sion, Supa Darkaz and Reggie aka R.P
12. Rihanna – Whats My Name Feat Dretonio (Remix)
13. Dretonio VS JJ Sneed – Stars
14. Miss Pretty Lady – (Dee-Tech Mix)
15. No More Riots Feat. Dretonio, Vanity J, Caspa, Antizzle(Flow Dem)
16. Christmas Love (Xmas Bouns)
17. Dretonio – Christmas Love (Music Video)
This interview was filmed at the GrassRoots Music Festival on February 11th, 2012. Immortal Technique talks to us right before going on stage. Tech talks to us about some exclusive things he has going on as well as his thoughts on SOPA/PIPA, Occupy Wallstreet, his new album “The Martyr”, and Whitney Houston’s passing.