Backroad Gee, the London-based UK rap artist best known for his hit, 'Party Popper', is next in the opening season of our new series, Meet The MC.
Backroad Gee has the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and listen. The East London-born artist has spun himself a formidable reputation through his blistering blend of grime, dancehall and drill, with tracks like ‘Party Popper’ and Pa Salieu collaboration ‘My Family’ gaining cult street anthem status. If there’d been live shows in 2020, you can guarantee BackRoad Gee would have enjoyed reload after reload.
Br3nya is the next artist in our Meet the MC series. In this episode, the West London MC takes us to her North London studio, and on a tour of the area of the city she grew up in.
Of the raft of female MCs coming through in the UK right now, Br3nya is a legit standout, coupling her dexterous flow with a wonderfully playful energy. She first made waves in 2018 with infectious cut ‘Good Food’, which set the template for her heady fusion of rap from both sides of the Atlantic with elements of Afro- swing.
Real name Darren Dixon, D Double E is UK rap royalty, once described by Skepta as the "greatest of all time".
A child of soundsystem culture; rap, reggae, jungle, grime, bashment... the entire lineage of Black British music can be found weaving its way through D Double E’s idiosyncratic sound. To trace the Newham MC back to his source is to track the history of soundsystem culture, right back to his parents’ record collection.
Meet the MC, our new DJ Mag Originals video series introducing the most vital artists in rap, launches this Thursday (4th March) at 7pm.
Celebrating an exciting time for the scene, Meet the MC launches with D Double E (4th March), Br3nya (18th March), and Backroad Gee (1st April).
Combining a freestyle series with in-depth fly-on-the-wall interviews, Meet the MC explores the stories of these crucial lyricists.