Lethal Bizzle has been a major player in UK’s rap scene since he emerged on the scene with Pow, released in 2004. 14 years later, he will be going on tour with one of his favourite artists and American rapper 50 Cent and G-Unit.
Bizzle will join 50 Cent as a support for his UK Tour, in three arena shows in September to celebrate the 15th anniversary of ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Despite several big American hip-hop names being thrown around, 50 Cent specifically asked for the UK rapper.
“Me and fifty have a mutual friend, who called me and asked if I’d want to join him on his UK tour. At first, I thought it was a joke, but it wasn’t apparently he asked for me personally,” Bizzle said.
“We organised all the details and sorted it. It’s a bit mad that he asked for me, he has been one of my favourite artists and it’ll be great to go on tour with him.”
“The rise of grime has been great and seeing the likes of Drake recognise UK Grime and work with Giggs is great to see.”
American artists have been taking a keen interest in UK music in the last 18 months, which has coincided with the more grime songs featuring in the charts. The likes of Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley, Giggs and Ramz have all made hit songs.
Lethal Bizzle spoke about the rise of grime, he said: “The rise of grime has been great and seeing the likes of Drake recognise UK Grime and work with Giggs is great to see.
“It’s more of a two-way streak now, they are working with us and we’re are working with them. Before it was more of a one-way street, UK rap and Grime is charting now, there is a fan base and it’s more of a level field, but that’s also because the music is good.”
According to Bizzle, one of the reasons for the rise of UK Grime and rap is how music is being consumed. Bizzle said that people are now consuming music online and artists can now engage with their fan base.
“Before people bought music from Woolworths or HMV and on tape decks. Because it’s all online now people can explore music but also artists can engage with their fan base,”
The rapper recently released ‘Don’t Believe You’ featuring Lady Lesher, a throwback Grime tune. He will be dropping an EP in September and an album in the new year. Lethal Bizzle also confirmed he is aware of the demand for a new Pow, which he explain he would like to do but must have the right artists. He warned that when it does drop it will be out of the blue…