Stealth archives: 2016

Elf Kid (The Square) at YY&W, Stealth

  • Saturday 20th February 2016
  • Supported by: Elf Kid (The Square/No Hats No Hoods Records)

Saturday 20th February, 2016


ELF KID (The Square/No Hats No Hoods Records)


An original member of grime crew The Square, (which he started with Novelist, DeeJillz and Lolingo), "Lewisham High Street's Golden Boy" had a very busy 2015, playing at Glastonbury and doing a Boiler Room performance alongside grime veteran Skepta and MOBO award winner, Stormzy. The track ‘Golden Boy’ is his moment though – a game changer for the young MC that could, on this form, be the start of something special.


"Sometimes a song comes along that is so undeniable and instantly brilliant you can’t do anything but hit repeat. ‘Golden Boy’ by grime MC Elf Kid is one of those moments."


Producer Lolingo has taken a sample of Amerie’s ‘1 Thing’ (itself built on The Meters’ 1969 song ‘Oh, Calcutta’), and packed it full of the kind of pace and energy that lesser MCs would struggle to keep up with. Elf Kid is fearless though and he attacks the beat with power and confidence. “This one’s a stonker” he says at the start of the track, knowing full well that he’s sitting on a grade-A banger.


Filmed on Lewisham high street in South London and the Pepys Estate in Deptford, the song’s video is effervescent and bursting with life. Catch Elf Kid as he rhymes stood on top of a bus stop, hanging out with elderly market traders and being pushed around in a trolley by his mates. He looks like he’s about to burst out of the frame throughout."


Elf Kid - 'Golden Boy':


The Square - 'Lewisham McDeez':


Elf Kid x Jamie XX - 'Gosh':


The Square in Session for Toddla T's BBC Radio 1 show:


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