“Unorthodox” by Wretch 32 featuring Example was one of my favourite hip hop tracks from 2011. It contains all the right ingredients that allow a street hip hop anthem to cross over in to the mainstream. “Unorthodox” debuted at number 2 in the UK Singles chart in April 2011 when it was first released and spent 6 weeks in the top 40 which is impressive for a UK hip hop record. In 2011 “Unorthodox” was also nominated and won the Urban Music Awards “Best single” and “Best Music Video” and Wretch 32 also won the artist of the year award.
“Unorthodox” was produced by Future Cut who are a production team consisting of Tunde Babaloa and Darren Lewis both are former promoters of Manchester’s drum & bass scene. As a production team Future Cut have also produced hits for a number of established artists including Lilly Allen, Professor Green, Devlin, Dizzy Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Olly Murs. Later in the year of 2011 Wretch 32 released his second studio album entitled “Black & White” which also features the single “Unorthodox”
Wretch 32 featuring Example “Unorthodox” 2011 Ministry Of Sound Records
“Unorthodox” contains a sample from a track called “Fools gold” recorded and released in 1989 by Manchester based rock band “The Stone Roses” on Silvertone Records. “Fools gold” reached number 8 in the UK singles chart in November 1989 and has also Continue reading