Chase & Status release new track NRG featuring Novelist today. NRG was premiered on Mista Jam‘s BBC Radio1Xtra show. This is the second cut to be lifted from Chase & Status’ forthcoming fourth studio album, due for release later this year. It features rising MC Novelist and follows Control (featuring Slaves). Dubbed “London’s Hottest New Hip Hop hope”, XL Recordings signed MC Novelist (aka Kojo Kankam) has been earmarked as one of the brightest stars among a new generation of Grime artists breaking through.
Described by Spin Magazine as ‘”Nothing short of megastars,” Chase & Status are one of the most successful British bands of the past decade. “No More Idols” – the follow-up to their ground-breaking critically acclaimed debut album, “More Than Alot” – was the second best-selling UK album by a British band in the year of its release, spawned seven A list Radio 1 hit singles, and achieved double platinum status. Their third studio album, “Brand New Machine” debuted at no. 2 in the albums charts, and brought their career record sales tally to over 3.5 million. Globally renowned for their production and writing skills, the award winning duo have remixed for the likes of Jay Z and The Prodigy, had six tracks on three of Rihanna’s smash hit albums, and written for Snoop Dogg.