Discovery: Blanco

Blanco is a British rapper who has infused his latest track Memphis with Afro-Latin elements that make it stand out from the crowd.

By Graeme Smith

So often rap and grime artists attempt to create a dark and brooding atmosphere with their tracks so Memphis took me a little by surprise. The traditional grime elements are there in Blanco’s vocal delivery, with long, flowing verses and an understated chorus. However, the vocals are backed with bright Spanish guitar and upbeat percussion that gives it a fresh feel.

Since 2015, Blanco has been amassing a fan base online and on the radio which includes and appearance on footballer Daniel Sturridge’s Tik Tok. If you’re into accessible and inventive rap and grime, check out Memphis below.