D Double E and Footsie are Newham Generals. As Grime scene veterans, they are among the most respected and critically acclaimed underground acts in the UK today, having consistently forged new styles and concepts throughout a career spanning three decades.
Signed as Dirtee Stanks’ flagship act in 2006, the Generals have shirked riding on Dizzee Rascal’s coattails. Instead, the Forest Gate duo have focused on making the music that gained them notoriety on London’s pirate airwaves, continuing a legacy that has already yielded underground classics such as ‘Prangman’, ‘Tetsuya’s Theme’ and the devastating ‘Frontline.’
When not in the studio cooking up heat, the pair have toured relentlessly, having supported Dizzee Rascal on numerous European and worldwide tours. Opening his sell-out shows across the UK, the Generals have consistently built their repertoire and continue to push their music forward.
Today, as Grime MC’s soften their music in light of renewed mainstream interest, the Generals stand firm – continually versioning the biggest underground beats and working with some of the biggest and most credible producers in the UK. Their recent release, the Bag of Grease E.P, shot straight to No.2 in the i-Tunes Hip Hop chart, heralding a new and exciting era in UK urban music – one without compromise.
With Footsies’ instrumental release King Original Vol.3 out now, D Double’s ‘Bluku Bluku’ project, not to mention the next Newham Generals album on the way, they have more than enough ammunition to accomplish their vision.