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.