The Return of Downside24, the Rapper Who Literally Lost his Voice
Birmingham-based rapper, Downside24 has released his latest track, Been a Minute, to the delight of music fans, garnering a video premiere from LinkUp TV and plaudits from GrmDaily. The track also features Mox and Aktual and sees Downside24 picking up where he left off after a life event almost left him facing the rest of his life unable to speak and even facing a battle for life itself. Combining elements of UK and US hiphop, it sees Downside24 teaming up with Mox for the first time in seven years and creating a sound which is as fresh and cutting-edge as ever.
Downside24 was riding the crest of a musical wave in the UK when he received devastating news. Diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the rapper and entrepreneur knew that even if he survived his battle, he potentially faced the rest of his life unable to speak, let alone rap. After surgery to remove both thyroids and radiotherapy, Downside24 felt like his life was over, his life changed forever and a lifetime of medication ahead. Motivated by his love of music and the support of his friends around him, Downside24 is back sounding better than ever!
Been a Minute is written by Downside24 and Mox and, as the title suggests, centres around them still being in the game despite what life has thrown at them “You know I ain’t never going out sad”
As well as winning over audiences with his music, Downside24’s clothing brand is also taking off.