Capo Lee & El Londo Unveil Joint Tape 'Cost Of Living' f/ Ashbeck, Bawo, Arz

Capo Lee & El Londo Unveil Joint Tape 'Cost Of Living' f/ Ashbeck, Bawo, Arz

February 08, 2023

London rappers Capo Lee and El Londo toast their new EP Cost Of Living with an artsy visual treatment for the track "Smoke & Mirrors" featuring North London riser Arz.

El Londo also handles production for the entire project and for "Smoke & Mirrors" he combines his seasoned knowledge of UK drill with alternative elements to create a surprisingly dreamy backdrop. Over a thumping bassline and restrained hi-hats, the trio goes bar-for-bar to reveal some of their inner thoughts while observing the progress of their individual journeys.

The Cost Of Living EP comes with additional features from Ashbeck and Bawo, both of whom are on exciting upward journeys of their own. The boys aren't afraid to tap into their emotions, dropping lines like "up and down at various moments / might explain why I'm not too open" on the track "9 to 9". Nonetheless, they're determined to make diamonds from the pressures of life as seen on "Drama Or Karma". It's a true team effort and their love for creativity makes this project a memorable outing from both.

Jay-D is responsible for the crafty "Smoke & Mirrors" visuals and captures Capo Lee, Arz and El Londo vibing together under a midnight blue sky with shots of them performing on stage through a VHS camcorder.

Check the video in below before spinning the full Cost Of Living tape.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Rosie Claxton