Tuesday, 20 July 2010
One to watch
Chima Anya is half Igbo and half Romanian. By day, Chima is a medical doctor but as a hip-hop MC his credentials are stellar. Having already shared stages with hiphop legends KRS 1, Amp Fiddler, Flava Flav and having already received support from Mary Anne Hobbes (Radio 1) "A Dope ass MC", Huw Stephen's (Radio 1) "I'm sure we will be playing more of this man" Ras Kwame (1Xtra) "Futuristic hiphop- we are looking for the doctor to come and save hip-hop", DJ 279 (Choice FM) "Hope yet for UK hiphop", Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM), Chima is surely making a name for himself.
His Debut album "New Day" reflects the change that is needed to effect some balance the uk hiphop scene. Entirely produced by Astrosnare, the two hooked up having ascended to the top of the hiphop scene in Oxford making it a natural alliance. The first double AA side single saw Chima enlisting some fellow UK hiphop Luminaries Soweto Kinch and Jehst in joining his campaign to bring some element of swagger, style and substance back in the scene.