- Mon, 2011-02-07 09:38
True legend of grime Lethal Bizzle has arrived to Guest Edit I Like Music following a lengthy chat with us about his decade-long career.
Read on to hear about his love for Nicki Minaj, the legendary Dr Dre, and the seminal UK garage track 21 Second To Go by So Solid Crew.
Interview #624: Lethal Bizzle Read the full interview here
Lethal Bizzle Playlist
1. Lethal Bizzle - Pow (Forward)
2. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
3. 50 Cent - If I Can't
4. The Prodigy - Omen
5. Jay-Z - U Don't Know
6. Arrested Development - People Everyday
7. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part II
8. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
9. Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone
10. More Fire Crew - Oi
11. Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E.
12. Roots Manuva - Witness
13. JME Featuring Tempa T - CD Is Dead
14. Drake - Over
15. Nicki Minaj - Save Me
16. Fire Camp With Lethal Bizzle - Shut Up
17. Wretch 32 - Traktor
18. Lethal Bizzle - Go Hard
19. Giggs - Look What The Cat Dragged In
20. Lethal Bizzle Featuring JME, Wiley, 2face, Ghetto, P Money, Chipmunk & Kano - Pow 2011
Artist:Nicki Minaj Track: Save Me Released: 10th November 2010 Label: Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Mowtown
The track I’ve chosen is a track by Nicki Minaj called Save Me. It’s very out of the box for her and for any American artist. It’s just so clever the way she used the drum n bass break sample. It really just kinda surprised me ‘cause drum n bass is a real UK, British, Eurpoean sound, and for someone like Nicki Minaj, a real kinda hip hop rapper, to even consider or even get it, just made me think wow, I have even more respect for her music.
It just shows her broad tastes in music; she’s really open minded, which is cool. The track’s really cool too, kind of an up-tempo track then it kinda slows down. There’s a real kinda body n soul; she’s talking about how she’s in a situation, in a dark time, she’s kinda looking for a way out sorta thing. It’s a real inspirational track, but the beat as well – it’s cool man, it’s really, really cool! Haha! So definitely check it out.
Artist: Dr Dre Album: 2001 Released: 16th November 1999 Label: Aftermath / Interscope
For the album choice, I think I would say probably Dr Dre -2001. Classic album! It’s like ten years old and still feels so brand new. It’s like a movie from start to finish, all the skits, all the songs, all the features…
Like the way he put the album together man, for me personally it’s definitely up there with my very greatest hip hop albums of all time. Like when Eminem comes in on it, he had just come through when it was released. The songs with him on are just classic, sweet collaborations as well…
The album’s just a classic man, production-wise; it’s just timeless music, I could listen to the album over n over n over again. It came out ten years ago and still sounds so fresh so yeah… Dr Dre, 2001.
Artist: So Solid Crew Track: 21 Seconds Released: 6th August 2001 Label: Relentless Records
I think the first video that actually really inspired me – it’s probably gonna be an obvious one – is So Solid, 21 Seconds. When that video came out, at that time it was crazy ‘cause it was the first and no-one from the urban, garage, grime kinda scene had ever done anything like that before. So when that video came out it was just like wow! Amazing!
I remember being in my house and all my friends kept knocking on my door, one after the other – “Have you seen the So Solid video?” “Have you seen the So Solid video?” I’ll never forget that day man, August 2001, sunny day, and the whole of my estate was just going crazy. I ain’t seen it yet, and then it came on the telly after and I was just like “wow, these guys are from London!” It was crazy, it was just so inspirational as well, and obviously I was at the earlier part of my career, I was doing More Fire and we were all just coming from the underground…
That really inspired me to know that the little rapping and MCing I was doing as a hobby could be a career; it really motivated me to take it more seriously.