London artist Alex Dutty released a new single entitled “Emoji” featuring Black Rose and Triniboi off of his long awaited debut album KNOCK DOWN GINGER, which features Kieran Skye, Antonio Vincente, OB The Author, McLean and Chysianna.
Alex Dutty hardly needs an introduction. For the uninitiated, the London-based rapper has garnered support slots with the likes of Kano, Wiley and Bashy. When he wasn’t opening shows for grime royalty, Alex was trawling up and down the country selling his mixtapes, “Dutty Mouth” volumes 1, 2 and 3. The buzz of the support slots and his DIY work ethic saw the rapper sell 60,000 copies of his mixtapes collectively, earning him a nomination at the coveted Official Mixtape Awards two years running.
Aside from his gritty determination to succeed, what sets Alex apart from other rappers is his ability to entertain the listener whilst remaining completely honest. Choosing to avoid the stereotypical ‘guns, drugs, money and hoes’ content, the rapper delivered brutally candid and relatable accounts of his deprived childhood. The artist touts himself as a mouthpiece for people that grew up in broken homes who battle financial issues, self doubt and hardships on a daily basis—issues which are rife on his debut album Knock Down Ginger.
The name also pays homage to his physical characteristics, namely his ginger hair. His honest, strong and sometimes controversial songs including his lead single Emoji tackles love, break-ups and social media.
Take a listen to the song below and stay tuned for the music video for Emoji releasing February 20th.