There's always some nice inclusions on UK Runnings releases and that's still the case here, with some dope freestyles and some heavy tracks by the likes of Genesis Elijah, Wordsmith, Dubbledge and P.A.C. There's a couple of exclusive numbers on here but it would have been enjoyable to hear more, and some of the tracks by lesser known artists feel like fillers at points.
'Tell 'Em How It Is' by 10shott and Gabz is a nice effort at making a US southern vibed track but it'd be nice had they tried doing a track a little more authentic and organic in relation to their country of origin. 'Back Down' by T Bear suffers from the same attempt to create a crunky joint. Much US generated crunk etc is dull and painful to listen to as it is, nevermind UK artists attempting it. Past volumes of UK Runnings didn't involve this kind of material, and in comparison are better for it.
Amongst the near to unlistenable moments are nice gems like 'No Need To Be Extra' by Mr Tibbs, 'Not Your Average' by Lowkey and Tony D, 'London Underground' by Juttla Featuring Creamo, Foreign Beggars, P.A.C and Genie Don, as well as 'Rememberance' by Wan Cee. But before purchase, you need to ask yourself if you wanna sacrifice your ears by listening to throwaway stuff, in order to get a taste of the goodness.