Avelino performs onstage as a special guest with WSTRN during Day 2 of Wireless Festival
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Fire in the Booth: UK Rapper Avelino Has Been Putting in Work! Here Are 5 of His Best Songs

British rapper Avelino is heating up the rap game as of late — it's only right that we do a round up of some of his best songs, ranked!


Feb. 19 2024, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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The world of UK rap is steadily gaining mass appeal in the larger global music conversion and it is beautiful to see. One of the British rappers who is taking over the music scene is Avelino, a 30-year-old artist who is known for his brilliant wordplay and double entendres.

The rapper, whose full name is Achi Avelino, has proven that he isn't going to stop dominating anytime soon. Below, we'll break down five of the rapper’s best songs.

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"Energy" — Avelino (featuring Skepta and Stormzy)

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Source: Instagram/@officialavelino

Avelino and Stormzy together at a music festival.

If you are a core fan, then you know Avelino has come a long way from his early days as a rapper who made his debut on YouTube.

Over the course of his 16-year career, he has dropped some remarkable songs, including “Energy,” which is undoubtedly one of his most iconic tracks. The song features two fellow well-known British rappers, Skepta and Stormzy.

The high-energy anthem showcases the rapper’s lyrical depth and his ability to hold his own alongside his peers.

"U Can Stand Up" — Avelino (featuring Dave)

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Source: Dave Benett

Tinie Tempah and Avelino attend #TheMikeGala in London, England wearing all black.

Avelino did his big one when he collaborated with fellow UK rap sensation Dave on “U Can Stand Up” a song about grit, resilience, and pushing through hard times.

The song’s lyrics are introspective and empowering, and at the same time, soulful, and poignant. The music video for the song has a laid-back vibe that perfectly fits the overarching message of the song. Avelino's effortless chemistry with Dave makes this track a standout in his discography.

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"Higher Power" — Avelino

Avelino’s "Higher Power" is another song in his discography that showcases his ability to produce introspective and emotionally charged tracks that carry meaning. The unique tempo of this track is particularly appealing because it adds depth and showcases the British rapper's skill.

On this track, the Tottenham-born artist demonstrates a raw and intense flow that is characterized by his gritty texture and underscored by authenticity.

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"Fire in the Booth Part III" — Avelino (featuring Wretch 32)

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Source: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Wretch 32 and Avelino attend a boat party celebrating the release of London rapper Avelino's new album "God Save The Streets"

This list would be incomplete without the inclusion of "Fire in the Booth," which features Wretch 32 — a veteran British rapper who also happens to be from Tottenham.

Wretch 32 and Avelino have a joint mixtape called Young Fire, Old Flame, and have collaborated quite a few times throughout Avelino’s career. Their "Fire in the Booth" freestyle debuted on BBC Radio 1 and highlighted the synergy between the two rappers, who obviously have a lot of respect for each other.

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"Demons" — Avelino

"Demons" is a hauntingly beautiful track that explores the darker aspects of Avelino's life and experiences. The song has elements of Avelino's core genres: trap and grime and has a brilliant, and energetic music production. Throughout the track, Avelino skillfully navigates the landscape of his struggles and inner demons, using memorable lyrics to convey the depth of his personal experiences.

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The infusion of trap and grime elements adds a gritty and dynamic edge to the track, amplifying the emotional intensity. The fusion of genres not only reflects the artist's versatility but also contributes to the overall meaning of the song.

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