D Double E
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D Double E (DEE) is the emcee’s MC. Among his peers and grime fans he comfortably sits as one of the top 3 selected mic controllers of all time.
An English language scholar from the grime school of hard knocks, DEE’s spent the last fifteen years reviving the art of skillful word play. And behind the irreverence and jokes is a detailed and prevalent strain of street philosophy, one where illusion-ridden lifestyles are played out and vocabularies and mic styles are put to the test.
Hailing from Forest Gate, east London, DEE’s no newcomer to the stage, magazines or road. Accompany him on a walk down his local high street and you’ll hear calls of his signature “Oooh-er ooher-er, it’s me, me,” being relayed from his wide-spanning supporter base. A long time favourite with bloggers, you’ll be pushed to find a style magazine that’s not backed him either, his trusty Moschino get up garnering pages in i-D long before most had MySpace.