London raised emcee Tops Mafioso weaves a brilliant narrative on his new single Be Alright. He goes back in time to dig up memories from his young’n days and shows us something different, relatable and sincere.
I used to play with my toys from Toys R Us/ Looking at them bad boys from the back of the bus
They used to talk about money, beef, girls and guns /now it’s funny how, them bad boys are us
Far from glorifying the street life, he takes a snapshot of his day to day grind in the visuals which was shot by Chrison Dhill. Hit the play button and get familiar.
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Produced by Gravez, ‘Be Alright’ sees Tops Mafioso sharing tales of inner city London living with his listeners, as he waxes lyrical about the trials he is facing on his journey for artistic freedom. Backed by a soulful and vibrant musical backdrop, Mafioso flexes his lyrical dexterity and storytelling skills to great effect on ‘Be Alright’.
For the visuals, Tops Mafioso collaborates with Chrison Dhill to give the listener a glimpse into a day in his life – from “the block where we hang out” as he raps on the record, to laying tracks down at the studio, to shelling it down on stage. Describing the motivation for ‘Be Alright’, Mafioso explains simply, “success against all odds”.
With a collaborative EP with producer Code-E, a solo debut project, and more visuals scheduled for release this year, Tops Mafioso has started the year on top form – how he means to carry it on. Look out for plently goodness from the emerging South London rapper, in the meantime, enjoy the visuals for ‘Be Alright’