BIG ZEEKS – new single ‘Toppa Top’ ft. Frisco out today

Big Zeeks, aka ‘The Fresh Prince Of Harlesden’ and leading pioneer of UK Dancehall has jumped in the booth with Frisco, the respected Boy Better Know MC to drop ‘Toppa Top’, a slick tune that is dripping with vibes and niceness out now (25th April) and will be premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target show the same evening.

‘Toppa Top’ is about being numero uno, the top of the top, produced by Ironryanbeats (Flowdan, 1Biggs Don, Maxi Priest, Yung Saber) who showcases a cold, steppin’ sound as Big Zeeks and Frisco exchange bars. The tune is accompanied by a video here with Big Zeeks and Frisco styled in unmistakable 007 vibes, by Emediareel (Bars Upon Bars) with cameos from PREDZ UK, Yung Saber, Fuzay, Zee Zillionz, Junior Dog, Nikey Drip and Ironryanbeats, which will drop at 7pm tonight.

The single is followed by Big Zeeks’ long-awaited debut album ‘The Fresh Prince of Harlesden’, which is released on 10th May 2024. Big Zeeks will perform his album for the first time at the album launch show on Thursday 16th May at Blues Kitchen, Brixton at 7pm-11pm with tickets on sale now here.

The 13-track album is packed full of bangers, fresh guest appearances, cold riddims and masterful production from a variety of the hottest producers including Fanatix, Ironryanbeats, Angel, Dot Inc, CM Clipz, Pyrex Kenny, Dj Brewst, Faded, OneShotMusic, Footsie, JBJustBusiness and mixed and mastered by E. Mak.

The album includes singles ‘Clean’ featuring Ding Dong (aka Mr Bad Man Forward), which dropped last December to critical acclaim, and ‘Guh Fi Dem’ featuring Chronic Law which came out last February and was a huge underground hit. Other highlight tunes are ‘Up Top’ featuring M1llionz a track with huge amounts of swag, ‘Wrap It Up’ featuring Shantiforce & The Rara which is a perfect combination of drill production with UK dancehall flow, ‘Bad Up’ featuring Diggy Ustle, E. Mak & Indie serves it up cold, ‘All Them Tings’ featuring Durrty Goodz takes it back to the roots reggae sound and ‘Under Pressure’ featuring J Spades is a stone cold banger with big energy vibes.

Big Zeeks said of the single and album “I wanted to put out ‘Toppa Top’ with my boy Frisco to show people how versatile I really am. The tune is all about being the best in everything I do, whether it’s making music, performing, the vibes and energy I bring, the way I dress, the things I buy, it has to be the best and I settle for nothing less. This song is influenced by the legend Buju Banton’s classic tune ‘Top A Top’. I have always been told that I bring something different to the game and I believe I am one of the best Toppa Top artists, with my own sound and style which represents the UK Dancehall genre. The production by Ironryanbeats gave me Toppa Top vibes and the production is hard, with a very distinctive riddim. I’mma separate the men from the boys in dancehall in the UK with my debut project ‘The Fresh Prince of Harlesden’ when it drops.”

Frisco said “I’ve worked with Zeeks on a number of songs, Toppa Top is easily a favourite”

From the heart of Harlesden, north west London, Big Zeeks is an independent dancehall lyricist, who consistently sets the bar high and has firmly cemented his place as a vital figure within the new generation of UK dancehall, with hits such as ‘#Happy’ featuring Stylo G and D Double E, ‘Yo’, ‘Ya Unnastand’ and ‘It’s A Lot Of Money’. Big Zeeks has built up a cult following, easily bridging the gap between UK Rap and Jamaican Dancehall and building a sound reputation working with some of the most critically acclaimed artists such as Dexta Daps, Chronic Law, Spice, Shenseea, Kranium, Jahvilani, Rygin King, Govana and WSTRN. Zeeks has performed at his own sell out headline shows, toured the world as a supporting act globally and performed at various international festivals including Glastonbury, City Splash and SXSW. Zeeks is immersed in his local Harlesden community and has become known for paying it forward, engaging with schools and shelters, giving out hundreds of free meals to vulnerable families, earning him ‘The Fresh Prince of Harlesden’ nickname. Reflecting on past triumphs, Big Zeeks’ accomplishments speak volumes, with over 3 million streams and over 2 million YouTube views, he continues to forge connections with fans across the globe.

Big Zeeks single ‘Toppa Top’ and album ‘The Fresh Prince Of Harlesden’ are released on Parlay Records.