A grime artist from Moor Nook has 25,000 views and rising on YouTube.Advertisement
Lewis Paul – known as Bap – appears on Link Up TV with his track The Return.
With almost two million subscribers, Link Up TV is the self-described ‘home for British hip hop, grime, trap, UK drill, and so much more’.
As the title of the track suggests, The Return sees Lewis making a comeback after some time away from music.
Lewis said: “I have only just started doing music again in the last couple of months. Before that I used to do it as a kid.
“No other musician in Preston has got on Link Up TV with the amount of views I’ve been getting, and it’s climbing daily.
“Because it’s one of the biggest platforms for this sort of music, since I have done my track a lot of local musicians have started up again. I have people sending me their music every day.”
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Lewis records his music at friend Ryan ‘Aky’ Atkinson’s studio in Fulwood.
“Aky is good at what he does. He’s started his own channel called Rasky Records, and it’s him who is making all this happen.
“My other friends KLG and Killer are releasing tracks soon. Then there’s Sicario the visual expert who films it all.
“Looking ahead, a few of us are making a podcast and we’ll be sorting out venues for live stuff when Covid allows it.”
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Lewis will also be releasing another track titled American Drone on Monday (19 April).
He’s once again worked on the music video with Sicario, who has accumulated eight million views across some of the UK’s biggest online music channels.
Speaking about Lewis’ return to music, Sicario said: “Myself and Lewis decided to make his debut on Link Up TV in February with The Return.
“It has gained a lot of views; Lewis was very pleased with the outcome and it has motivated him even more.
“Lewis will be featuring on Link Up TV once again from Monday evening with American Drone, on which he’s collaborated with Preston’s Slim Deezi and Tazza.”
Sadly, another forthcoming track has been inspired by tragedy after Lewis’ mum died from cervical cancer.
He said: “My mum was my only true friend. She fetched me, my brother and my sister up on her own.
“She was one in a million, and my track about her, My Story, will be released on her anniversary, 17 June.”
Both Lewis and Sicario believe there’s a lot more to come from Preston’s grime artists.
Sicario said: “The Preston music scene is about to pop off this year, with some big tracks from some very talented artists already making noise in the scene, including KLG, Slim Deezi and Killer.”
Lewis added: “People need to know to watch out for the Preston music scene. Loads of music is getting released this next 12 months.
“We’ve got a lot in the locker and it’s going to be a big year.”
To listen to Bap’s The Return, visit Link Up TV on YouTube.
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