The combination of soul music and hip-hop is generally associated with the U.S., and has been for years. Brit rapper Life (formerly LifeLines), however, is well on his way to changing that, most recently with "Bills". At 1.45, it's most definitely lean—we'd happily listen to another six or seven minutes of Life's smooth yet nimble bars and the soulful, jazz-inflected production—but you have to admire the creative restraint. Press play exclusively below.