‘That’s What It Is’ is the fiery forthcoming track from Hybrid Theory featuring Trilla and Lady Leshurr. All three artists hail from Birmingham and are each known for their very distinct sounds. Each artist brings the essential component to this needed to complete this track.
Trilla is an MC notorious for his upbeat hype tracks that have been featured in every corner of the scene. With airplays from DJ Q, Tim Westwood and Ministry of Sound’s ‘The Sound of Bassline 2’, Trilla has been recognized as one of the most influential non-London grime artist. His energy is infectious and much needed. His slick, smooth flow allows you can understand every bar and appreciate exactly what he’s saying. The reference to the Birmingham area code ‘0121’ is a clear explanation of ‘That’s What It Is’, that those in the unique Birmingham scene can do it bigger and better than anywhere else. As an artist he perfectly complements Lady Leshurr’s cut-throat delivery.
From first appearances, Lady Leshurr looks like your typical female rap artist but her fierce attitude smashes any preconceptions you might have. Since she provided the vocals on Orbital’s album Wonky, she has become the most sought after female MC/singer in the U.K. and has been dubbed as one ‘the ones to watch’. Her bars are always brutal and direct. Her most memorable line, ‘No one does it quite like this’, perfectly sums her up as an artist. Don’t think that the best rap artists come from London. From the beginning bar to her last, she has you screwing.
When referring to the bass scene in Birmingham, the duo that always first springs to mind is Hybrid Theory. Their ability to create dance floor oriented bangers after bangers from the simple ‘wob’, has resulted in a massive releases on Four40 records, Mad Decent and regular plays on RinseFm. Before you press play, you automatically assume that this will be straight bass track but what you’re presented with is what happens when bass, trap and grime meet. The slower BPM allows for the appreciation of the lyrical talent of both Trilla and Lady Leshurr. This track is a prime example that not all of the best music originates from London.