Barney Artist dropped an album… YES! Since he first talking about the album being finished on the Are We Live podcast to hearing the lead singles i couldn’t wait to get my ears around it. It didn’t disappoint Hip Hop at its finest.

Listening back to his previous projects and then taking in Home is where the art is you can hear his progression as an artist and how he has developed his sound, style and message. There’s a level of quality and class to each track that is typified in my favourite track Merchants.

The piano and trumpet give it a jazzy dark feel with the strings adding another layer of darkness. His flow and lyrical goodness tell his truth connecting with the production of the track creating a wonderful piece of art.

And thats it, this is his art. Its just real. I think that is the reason he has the evergrowing fanbase he is developing. He speaks his truth and tells those tales from his words. He’s a hard guy not to like and you hear that in his music.
Brilliant first album peeps go take it in or play it again.

The Are We Live crew Barney Artist, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch and Alfamist set out on a new task to come together and record a song in 1 day and here is the first result and it is AWESOME. Everything about this is so dope. Love the keys that drive the 1st part of the song and the way they are able to switch it to allow the guitar to dominate the 2nd half of the track. They all contribute to what is a killer track… RIDIDCULOUS give it a listen and download.

Celebrating the sell out show at the O2 Academy Islington last weekend Barney Artist drops some new bars to say thankyou. Sick and dark production from SELVSSE as Barney goes onto ride and obliterate the beat. Great to see Barney succeeding and pushing forward long may it continue.

New visuals from Barney Artist and the “Painting Sounds” project. The tune “Stay Close” featuring and produced by Tom Misch has a nice happy shuffle vibe about it and that happy element is in full effect with the sweet coming together of a couple. Nice vusuals with a small cameo from Barney and Tom!

Pick up Painting Sounds here.

Barney Artist treated us to another jam from his forthcoming project Painting Sounds. Teaming up with fell Are We Live crew member Tom Misch “Stay Close” is the standard head bopping soul inspired hip hop banger you would expect. Pure quality and vibes can’t wait for this project to drop! Out this Friday!

Barney Artist takes to the streets of his native Forest Gate in East London armed with a supermalt, lyrics and moves as he drops “Down” the first visuals to his forthcoming project “Painting Sounds”. The video is straightforward enough showing his personality and style whilst the beat from Jake Milner is one mellow head bopping vibe. Real quality can’t wait for this EP to drop!

Some fresh new music out of the growing in reputation Pink Bird Studios’ recording side. Bringing Barney Artist alongside producer SELVSSE together for a vibesy alt soul hiphop head bopper. Barney’s flow is ridiculous and the production leaves you feeling like you are floating in space bopping ever so nicely. dope!

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Barney Artist chooses Valentines day to drop the first cut from his new project “Painting Sounds”. Produced by the combined Are We Live Podcast powers of Jordan Rakei and Alfamist they give Barney a soul inspired, keys led track to work over with his story and call for love. When the beat kicks back in after a mini break down the track is the high point for me. Dark and warm slyly reminiscent of early Dwele vibes quality tune. Great to have him back.

Its been a year (really that long???) since Barney Artist dropped the fantastic Bespoke EP so he gives his fans a salute and thank you for the support by dropping this track. Featuring Jordan Rakei on production it sees Barney in reflective mode though not quite a dark as the beat would suggest. The beat is a straight head bopper and Barney’s flow as always is on point. He says a new project is on the way and it can’t soon enough!

Fresh from touring the country with George The Poet, Barney Artist drops a brand new track that is free to download. Spiting over a ridiculous beat from Jake Milliner this track is a straight vibe ting. Soulful HipHop whats not to love BIG TUNE!