The humbly named Top Boy Round Here, a group from Newcastle, release a catchy, attention grabbing new single. Will it be one you will like instantly or wait to be told you should be liking it, a la Gangnam Style. It certainly has its own thing going on.
“Top Boy Swag” is the new single from Newcastle supergroup “Top Boy Round here. The outfit consists of band members Silvar Laidlow (emcee/singer) , Dap CEO (emcee) and Lixie (Lead Vocals).
Silvar Laidlow originates from Bedford and has released several solo mix tapes including Green City with OMA award winner DJ Play. He touched the hearts of millions when he performed his song “Mama” on Sky One show ‘Must Be The Music’, impressing judges Dizzee Rascal, Jamie Caullum and Sharleen Spiteri.
Dap CEO is from Newcastle. His solo career has seen many record deals including Sin Nombre Records, Hip Hop Village & RGS Entertainment including many releases and collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Royce 5 9, Professor Green, Shola Ama, Skinnyman and Blak Twang with plenty of plays on BBC 1Xtra, MTV Base & Channel AKA.
Lixie who takes care of lead vocals hails from Newcastle and is the newest member of the group. She has performed on stages across the UK and been in several girl groups before joining the Top Boy team.
The band are produced by New York Super producer 81Neutronz who produced the track Cinderella Man for Eminem. The band got together quite organically, Dap CEO and Silvar decided to collaborate on a song together after being rival solo acts for years, the track need a female vocal, so they called in Lixie, and the rest is history. The band are due to support the top 40 chart act Professor Green at the end of March in Sunderland.
The bold new single “Top Boy Swag” is released on CJMG/Universal via CTD Entertainment with distribution worldwide from Universal Music Operations on 14 April