The Camden Assembly have teamed up with Ticketmaster to present The Emergence Series in aid of War Child UK , the charity for children affected by conflict. Taking place over the course of a month from 25th June to 30th July, they will be showcasing a raft of rising talent in collaboration with AIM.
The 23rd July sees Yizzy, Dockem & Malone, Andro, Holy ’57 and Naomi Banks perform at The Camden Assembly so we caught up with rising grime star Yizzy to find out about a few tracks that showcase what Grime is really about.
2017 saw Yizzy emerge as one of the most exciting up and coming grime artists of the year. With early support in NME’s 100 Essential Artists in January 2017 and receiving consistent support from industry tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Mistajam, Target & Sian Anderson, Yizzy ‘s confidence and songwriting skills have grown from strength to strength.
2018 has proved just as fruitful with Yizzy gaining one-to-watch features in The Fader, Clash & Complex New Year lists, as well as Sian Anderson’s ‘Alternative List’ for 1Xtra, 18 year old Yizzy is set to continue in his path to the top of the grime scene.
Yizzy shares with us five tracks that show Grime in it’s best form.
Devlin – Dealers
This one has an all star Grime lineup, several different styles & flows, and an abundance of lyrical styles and abilities.
Roll Deep – When I’m ‘Ere
When I’m ‘Ere is Grime is it’s purest format – raw and gritty. It Showcases a collective of MCs spitting about their communities and surroundings.
Lethal B – Pow
One of the things that makes grime so amazing is the energy and passion put in to the sounds, Pow showcases that.
Devlin – Community Outcast
Community Outcast shows that grime is more than just about hype and actually has a lot of deeper meaning within songs in their lyrics.
Wretch – Used To Be
This track shows that grime can contain songs with amazing instrumental melodys and be about genuine life issues that people can relate to.
Buy tickets for The Emergence Series, running until 30th July.