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NEW MIXTAPE: RV - Rico Vondelle

Adding to his phenomenal discography, Tottenham rapper RV has dropped his long-anticipated mixtape, 'Rico Vondelle'. Throughout the years, the UK music fanbase has enjoyed RV's journey in the drill scene, delivering legendary songs, which has exhibited his ferocious lyrics revolving around the streets, leading to becoming one of the prominent UK Drill artists. Nonetheless, Rico Vondelle is a special mixtape for the Tottenham rapper because it showcases his growth at a greater level than what he was before, evident in the versatility RV displays in this body of work.

From the singles RV released, the UK fanbase knew they were into a treat on 16/04/2021. Those singles being 'Moonwalk Slide' featuring Chip and Backroad Gee, 'Back to Back' featuring Headie One, 'Steady' and 'Gifted'. 'Rico Vondelle' features other big names such as Abra Cadabra, K Trap, Yxng Bane and many more.

Although RV displays his versatility in the mixtape, the Tottenham rapper stuck to his gritty drill sound for multiple tracks. RV doesn't disappoint in revealing why he's one of the notable rappers in the UK Drill scene, dropping his savage lyrics in 'Moonwalk Slide', 'Bill It' featuring K Trap, and 'Back to Back'. The rappers fierce bars are complemented by his flow, which shapes him into this ruthless man from the roads. In other respects, RV successfully comes away from his hardcore Drill sound and thrives on alternative styles. Songs such as 'Held On' featuring Morgan and 'You & Money' featuring 169 tones down the drill beat, enabling RV to be gentle in his approach to the tunes. His lyrical content alters as he emphasised being in a close relationship with a woman differing from his usual crud talk. Other songs, for example, 'Snoochie Shy', 'Steady' and 'Proper' featuring Abra Cadabra, exhibit RV switching away from the Drill music production and successfully flowing on rap beats.

'Rico Vondelle' manifests the incredible growth of RV, showing that he can flourish on different sounds to make fantastic music as well as sticking to his gritty Drill sound. Regardless of his music style, he will always be capable of using his catchy punchlines and sharp wordplay evident in this project.

Check out 'Rico Vondelle' below. 'Rico Vondelle' is a body of work you will enjoy.