FADER Mix: DJ Escrow

Dean Blunt’s DJ is your selector for nearly an hour of the hardest rap.

November 11, 2016
FADER Mix: DJ Escrow

By the time Dean Blunt announced his hip-hop project Babyfather in summer 2015, his output was so ambiguous that some wondered if DJ Escrow, billed as the host of their mixtape BBF: Hosted By DJ Escrow, was even an actual person. But he is very real, as I saw in person during his fantastic opening DJ set at a show in Toronto back in September. We had to ask Escrow to bring some of that heat to our weekly FADER Mix series, and he delivered a powerful combination of contemporary grime, road-rap, and stateside hip-hop bangers. You'll hear Wiley, 67, MoStack, 21 Savage, Rae Sremmurd, and much more, all rallied by Escrow the selector, giving the raw recording an even stronger resemblance to a ripped pirate radio broadcast from deep within London.

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Where are you right now? Please describe your surroundings.

My yard I guess. Elements papers.

What's the last book you read that had a big impact on you and why?

50th Law by Fif.

What's your favorite dish to cook and how do you make it?

I don't cook.

What's your favorite thing to do with your friends?

Score of fresh ammi.

How did you meet Dean Blunt?

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Can't remember. Been a minute.

What do you admire most about the younger generation?

Me nuh watch kids, plus I am young already.

What does being British mean to you?

Someone else asked me this. Im from London, 'llow Britain. Its different.

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