Rappertag is a concept started by Australian rapper 360 as he felt there was a lack of cyphers in this day and age. Basically the idea works like an online cypher and a game of tag, a chosen mc spits a verse on camera and at the end of the verse chooses a rapper to pass it on to, they then have to film a verse and choose someone else to pass that on to etc.
Rappertag was brought over to the UK last year and is presented to us by Hoochinoo and Dfacer, the first Rappertag was kicked off with UK heavyweight Mystro dropping a hot verse an passing it on. Rappertag UK has so far featured legends such as Rodney P and Blak Twang as well as other well established UK mc’s.
The latest Rappertag UK features none other than Billy Brimstone a.k.a Jehst, check the video to hear Jehsts verse and see who he tags in next (clue: the artist is seriously dope and features in the Wordplay issue #9)
Personally I really like this concept and am always excited to see who is called out next. Keep your eyes peeled for future Rappertags, it could be anyone!
Article by Joe Downes