Easy Nuh
Crafty 893

Released: 25 Aug 2022

Label: Tru Thoughts

“Easy Nuh” sees Crafty 893 making his singing debut. It’s my attempt at a love song” he adds. Crafty approaches this by singing how he raps: “someone told me I can’t – so I did it”, is the Crafty 893 mantra.

“Easy Nuh” follows the Boondocks-themed single “Senior Don” and the titular track/visuals “Boot It” which garnered support from Sir Spyro (BBC 1Xtra), GRM Daily, Oblig (Rinse FM) and more. All tracks are taken from Crafty’s forthcoming LP project ‘Boot It’, an eleven-track heater that expands the parameters of Crafty’s musical experimentation. ‘Boot It’ demonstrates Crafty’s musical evolution and versatility, moving away from the straight-up grime sound on his debut album ‘Smart Dumb’ and beat-style production on ‘Weapon X’. Instead, the album effortlessly and organically switches it up between a palette of UK sounds such as Rap, Trap, Drill and Afro-Swing with Crafty MCing, singing and sometimes even amalgamating the two in a unique way, all while staying true to Crafty’s foundational grime roots.

Since the release of his debut project on Tru Thoughts “Induction EP”, Crafty has been on a non-stop trajectory; executively producing Big Zuu’s debut album ‘Navigate’; performing alongside JME at Maiden Voyage festival as part of his Grime MC FM tour; producing ads for giants such as Adidas x Jacamo and Pret a Manger; as well as being an in-demand producer for a whole host of MCs, including Venezuelan-British artist Fluffy on the reggaeton tune ‘Besame’. As Crafty perfectly summarises: “Crafty 893 is a genre – no one tells me what to do, versatility is my best ability”. Most recently, Crafty has produced the soundtrack for Big Zuu’s Breakfast Show on ITV and Big Zuu’s Big Eats (where he makes a cameo) on Dave; the latter has just won two awards at this year’s BAFTAS.