BBC Radio 1xtra StageFriday2:15 pm
“The story of where I’ve come from is authentic, its raw, its poetry really and it needs to be told. You feel that you can relate to someone because if it’s real for me, it’s’ real for someone else.”
If you’ve listened to wound down car windows in summer, listened into national radio or heard music blasting from phones on the back of a bus, chances are, you’ve heard of Fekky. Responsible for some of the most memorable rap tracks of the last few years, Fekky’s astronomical party singles are as synonymous with club culture as drinks, sound systems and packed dancefloors. Now, two years in the making, Fekky is delivering his debut album, ‘El Clasico’.
The acclaimed South London rapper puts it simply: “It’s just about an individual coming from where we come from and making it. The story of where I’ve come from is authentic, its raw, and it needs to be told. You feel that you can relate to someone because if it’s real for me, it’s real for someone else.”
‘El Clasico’ is an uncompromising projection of young British life in 2017, written by Fekky in his home and in the infamous Wendy House studios and musically, is as exciting as he’s ever sounded. For the project, he’s enlisted some of grime’s greats like Ruff Sqwad Rapid, alongside a host of young new producers who he says, “took my ideas, broken them down and let me really think about the process. How much of me do you want to give away? I think people are gonna be surprised”.