In just over a year, Corleone of GB Records London successfully positioned himself as the next star to surface from south London in the UK underground rap scene. Growing up surrounded by the sounds of jungle and Hip Hop, Corleone always had a passion for music. Inspired by his elder brothers with one being a Hip Hop DJ turned scratch artist and the other a Jungle DJ; young Corleone began to write his own jungle bars in primary school.
Corleone got his first taste of the game featuring on various projects including Don Strapzy’s (now known as Dru Blu) ‘Out the Blue’ Remix alongside UK rappers, Fekky, Carnage and Jack Jones in July 2012 and Fekky’s ‘My Way’ taken from his debut mixtape “Come On Den” released the following September. In 2014, his debut single ‘Poor Little Rich Kid’ featuring Snap Capone created an online storm amassing over 704,000 YouTube views after its premiere on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s rap show with Charlie Sloth.
His recognisable sound and bullet-punch metaphors left an indelible mark and after Channel AKA picked up the GB torch, airing the video throughout the summer, Corleone became a household name on the rap circuit. He went on to release his second single ‘Trap God’ featuring Young Teflon and Blade Brown which took the streets by storm gaining over 630,000 YouTube views.
Looking into the remainder of the year, Corleone gets set to release two spin off specials of his current single ‘Fake Rappers’ dubbed “a street anthem” by BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth with Skeng, Stanna, Yung Adz, C Biz, J Avalanche, Uncle Chunks, Ramsey, Big Chess, and Ruger OGs on one track and P money Big Narstie and Sleeks on another, accompanied with a follow up single with Sneakbo. With ‘Godfather 2’ expected to drop next year, there’s no doubt 2016 will see him gained undeniable commendation across the board in both the underground and commercial scene.