A hot, new serving for all the hustlers and money makers, ‘Round 2’ boasts Aitch’s witty signature rap flow showcasing his ambitions and motivations over a 2000s US Hip-Hop beat, courtesy of long-term collaborators, platinum-selling Manchester production duo WhyJay & LiTek. When speaking about his new single, Aitch says,“I released my album after five years in the game and in my eyes those five years were just round one. I’ve got a 12 round fight to complete, ding f*cking ding.”
Accompanied by a music video directed by visual creative Kelvin Jones, we see Aitch, where he's happiest at home in Moston, surrounded by his closest peers and a special cameo appearance from his little sister Gracie. Reinforcing the message from his debut album Close To Home, Aitch continues to travel, build on his achievements and ‘making paper’ but will always bring it back to Manchester.
2023 is off to a flying start for Aitch; he won the BRIT Award for ‘Best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act’ and recently announced that he will make a hotly-anticipated headline appearance at his hometown festival, Parklife on Saturday 10th June. Continuing his exciting live plot, he will make his mark on Glastonburythis Summer before taking over Germany's Splash! Festival, Rolling Loud Rotterdam, Rolling Loud Portugal, and then heading to Glasgow to perform at TRNSMT Festival. Not stopping there, the 23-year-old will return to Ibiza for ‘Round 2’ of his Aitch20 Pool Party, which includes a lineup of Bugzy Malone, MIST, Clavish and many more.
Last year marked the release of Aitch’s #2 debut album Close To Home. The album made history as the first NFT project to chart in the UK. Following the release of his debut album and subsequent UK & European sold-out headline tours, Aitch joined forces with Anne-Marie on her Top 10 selling hit, ‘Psycho’ which was nominated for BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record of the Year and held its place in the UK Official Charts for 25 weeks. Aitch showed his complexities as an artist and demonstrated his international appeal when linking up with German rapper Luciano for his #1 single ‘Bamba’ with US rap queen BIA. The single was a huge success and reigned the top spot in the German Single Charts for three non-consecutive weeks.
Currently bringing his Close To Home tour to an end in the States and exciting plans to come, Aitch is sure to have a knockout year ahead.