2013 is proving to be a promising year for East London quartet, Rascals. As well as being nominated for MTV’s Brand New 2013 award and bringing in heavy support from Radio 1, this week the boys kick off a support slot with rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar.

Born and bred in Bow, East London (a few streets down from elder statesmen of grime Wiley and Dizzee Rascal), Kay Willz, Big Shizz, Tempz and Merkz are still in their late teens, but make no bones about it – the four are looking to stamp their distinctive voices all over the UK rap scene. They tell us more about life through their eyes and serenade us with their track ‘Knights Over Egypt’.