- Words Notion Staff
Up-and-coming UK rapper Artan picks 10Trax that he's got on repeat at the moment.
North London rapper Artan knows how to tap into all the highs and lows of the human experience. Unafraid to convey the difficulties he faces in life through his music, Artan discusses everything from relationship struggles to self-examination in his raps.
Since releasing his first music in 2017, Artan has released a steady stream of singles, two EPs, and an album, although it was last year that the rising rapper garnered attention with his single “Falling”. This year, his song “Uncomfortable” was named as BBC Introducing’s ‘Track of the Week’, solidifying his status as one to watch.
As an incredibly open and emotive artist, it’s no wonder that Artan’s melodies and lyricism are creating some buzz. “I’m just telling my story, and I hope something good’s gonna come out of it”, he says.
As he drops the EP ‘Scattered Thoughts’, Artan picks 10Trax for Notion that he plays on repeat.
"Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake
"“Straight vybes, feel good music."
"Cinderella Story" by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
“Boogie is one of my favourite artists atm, hes so good at getting his pain out in a song whilst still making it a banger.”
"The Smile" by Juice Wrld & The Weeknd
“I can relate a lot to this one, he was about to be regarded as a great and it’s so sad to see him go so young.”
"Don't Pray for Me" by Quando Rondo
“New artist i been listening to who I think will be the next big thing.”
"Mood" by 24kGoldn (feat Iann Dior)
“Came on whilst on a night out and been stuck in my head since."
"Daily Duppy" by Potter Payper
“This came on whilst I was bunnin' a zoot in Birmingham and I deeped the bars and it’s been on repeat since.”
"The Box" by Roddy Rich
“Banger, don’t really need to explain this one.”
"A Team" by Ed Sheeran
“I love stripped back songs like this and this one really hits home.”
"Chicago Freestyle" by Drake
“This is my night time zoobie anthem.”
"Wine" by B Young
“A girl I was with started playing this and got me hooked, proper vibe.”