We’re seven months deep into 2014 and already there has been an exciting emergence of a new breed of rappers from the UK’s underground Music game and TRAPPED look to feature three of the most promising looking artists on the scene today:


#1 – Nick Brewer

Nick Brewer has been gaining popularity and after signing with Island Records earlier this year, he has recently dropped Four Miles Further, a six track EP including guest appearances from other UK stars such as Max Marshall and George the Poet. A combination of slick lyrics, a smooth flow and jazz infused instrumentals, make Nick Brewer a name to watch in the future.



#2 – Cynikal

Cynikal (real name Tavinder Sanghera) has always been known for his powerful lyrics, filled with hard hitting symbolism and clever use of metaphors. This was enforced by the release of his latest EP Toby which got him noticed by names such as SBTV and the BBC. Cynikal proves that hes not just another rapper by producing and engineering many of his own tracks.



#3 Little Simz

No list of emerging rappers would be complete without the powerhouse that is Little Simz. After releasing her lastest project E.D.G.E (Every Day Gets Easier) in June of this year, she has gone from strength to strength. Her personality and character really shone through on her recent Fire in the Booth appearance and certified her as a real player in the game.


Words by Nathan Tuft

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adidas-zx-flux-tech-reflective-01adidas are not slowing down with their ZX Flux Tech silhouette as they introduce their latest addition, the adidas ZX Flux Tech “Reflective.” Featuring a grey textile upper with a geometric print and silver reflective detailing at the three-stripes, heel and eyelets, this sleek Summer ready sneaker is made for comfort. The adidas ZX Flux Tech ‘Reflective’ is now available from stockists including Afew.

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Sneaker books right now are in demand as more and more people want to know the history behind the sneakers they buy and want to be familiar with the sneaker culture, so its only fitting that two big authorities in the Sneaker game have come together to produce this hardcover compendium. The Genealogy of Innovation is a 240 page historic breakdown of 200 Nike sneakers and Football boots that have changed the game. As well as the sneakers there are Interviews with Tinker Hatfield, Martin Lotti and Denis Dekovic providing an insight into design and idea creation. Now do you want the bad news? This book is not for sale! and for some good news, you can win one of ten copies right here.

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Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch’s  mouhtful of gold has inspired this latest colorway of the Nike Lunar TR1, “Beast Mode, the silhouette is finished in a metallic gold colorway with contrasting flashes of black and white. As well as being nice on the eye the sneaker is benefited by a wealth of Nike technologies, including Lunarlon cushioning, Flywire cables and a sleek no-sew upper. The Nike Lunarlon TR1 “Beast Mode” drops tomorrow at select Nike retailers and online.

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Crep Protect Cure and Sneakers Magazine Launch Party – Recap


Sneakers are the most talked about footwear at the moment and the culture of sneaker collecting and buying fresh sneakers is blowing up, so it was a stroke of marketing genius when along came a sneaker protector spray that could leave our brand new babies resistant to water and tough stains for upto two weeks with one spray!

That sneaker protector is called Crep Protect and is the brainchild of Jason Black aka Boy Better Know Know Grime Rapper J2K since launching in 2013 the protector has been accepted into the sneaker world and is available across the country and Europe in a number of high profile stockists including Foot Asylum and Urban Industry.

A year later and the brand has developed a cleaning product to compliment the Protector called Cure, Cure is a product that was featured in our King of Trainers Top five cleaning products, coming in 1st place. The spray comes complete with two brushes, both hard and soft and also a microfibre cloth and will make help to further make the Crep Protect range a real favorite with sneakerheads.

As if the launch of a new cleaning product wasn’t enough Crep Protect have also teamed up with Berlin based sneaker magazine ‘Sneakers’ to bring the mag to the UK. Sneakers is must read for all sneaker newbies as it shines it light on current sneakers on the market and talks to people in the industry right now perfect for the busy sneaker head that can’t keep up with the frantic pace of Blogs and online magazines. 

To celebrate the launch of the new Cure and Sneakers Magazine the Crep Protect guy’s threw a launch party in the East end of London and invited friends and guys like us down to get a sneak peek of both and to party.

Enjoy the pics below and check out the crep protect website for more info and a list of where to get your hands on your cleaner and magazine.

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