Joe Snow is a crew member of Defenders Of Style whose 2015 album "The Death Of Meaning" was an undoubted highlight in a year simply brimming with premium quality UK hip-hop. Avoiding cliched rap braggadocio to muse on the unlikelihood of a spitter from Leeds getting a share of the limelight, Joe's brisk, staccato flow soon has you hitting the repeat button to catch every last word of his bars. His production team are on point too, ready to boost the turbo should a blast of of energy be required or just as quick to reduce the backdrop to little more than the twang of a tremulous guitar when the mood calls for a touch of subtlety. In Joe Snow we have someone who takes the defence of his style with the utmost seriousness. Exceptional.
Favorite track: She Wish ft Datkid & Res.