Overlook Brexit. A brand new deep division in society has emerged. Within the crimson nook: the godfather of grime, the OG badass from Bow, the one-and-only Wiley. Within the blue nook: the brand new king of the scene, the person who Vossi Bopped himself all the way in which to the highest of Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, Stormzy.
Whereas everybody else has spent the beginning of 2020 trying to roll their bloated post-festive kinds off the couch and again into work, each lyrical titans have been within the midst of some mad occasions. Kicking off the 12 months with a Twitter spat and a collection of more and more irate diss tracks, Stormzy and Wiley clearly aren’t doing #veganuary as a result of they’ve been serving up some severe BEEF.
Stormzy calls Wiley a ‘drunk uncle’; Wiley responds by saying he’s gonna rip Stormzy’s mum’s weave off. Stormzy calls Wiley a ‘fuckboy’; Wiley calls Stormzy ‘worse than Ed Sheeran’ (ouch). Actually lads: can’t we simply be buddies?
However because the Nice Grime Playground Spat of 2020 rolls on, London has achieved what London does greatest: turned it into an excuse for a celebration. And this Saturday, Camden Assembly will probably be enjoying neutral choose and dedicating its stereo to an evening celebrating each the celebrities, plus a number of different grime and hip-hop legends. The battle begins at 9.30pm, and tickets value a fiver, reserving suggested. So decide your facet, hop on the Northern line and put together to again your fighter. Or, you realize, simply have a pint and a dance.