Introducing fast-rising British Asian rapper and producer Cynikal, with his long-awaited debut mixtape; Breakfast. Produced solely by the future Hip-Hop star, along with the inclusion of a number of exceptional rearrangements of some of your favourite Rap songs (including Drake’s ‘Fear’ and Busta Rhymes’ ‘Show Me What You Got’), the Breakfast mixtape will certainly prove to be essential listening for UK Hip-Hop audiophiles throughout 2012 and for years to come.
By design, Breakfast kicks off with ‘Alive’ – a soulful yet head-bopping refix of a Little Brother classic. With a dark and honest lyrical undertone, it sets the mood for the mixtape and invites you to delve further into Breakfast. The record also includes a previously released refix of J.Cole’s ‘Losing My Balance’ which continues to be a favourite amongst many fans and critics, as well as new self-produced songs such as ‘Dreams’ and ‘Won’t Let You Down’ (featuring rising star and lead actress in the Sister Act musical, Cynthia Erivo). The Breakfast culminates in a captivating story teller titled ‘The Struggle’, which features a guest appearance from emerging R&B/Soul singer Seyi and caps off Cynikal’s debut mixtape in superb fashion.
Throughout the 42 minutes of this excellent offering, Cynikal provides a sublime showing of his lyrical dexterities, sharp flow and production qualities that make him one to watch in the UK’s burgeoning urban music scene. What’s more, you can hear the unparalleled volumes of passion resonating out of every beat, every verse and every song on Breakfast – a rarity within the UK Hip-Hop landscape.
In essence, Breakfast translates into an extremely powerful 10-track debut mixtape from the promising rapper/producer from London’s infamous East End. On the subject of the simple but very poignant mixtape title of Breakfast, Cynikal explains that “it metaphorically reflects exactly where I am in my career – the beginning of a new day”.
With his debut mixtape Breakfast out NOW and his next project already in the works, you can expect to become more and more acquainted with the mastermind that is Cynikal…
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