Such is the capital’s influence on grime that artists outside of London tend to fizzle out. But Izzie Gibbs, the slick, freestyling MC from Northampton, whose bars burst like quick-witted fireballs, is sure to prove the exception.
Since signing with Dice Recordings, getting airtime on Radio 1 and Rinse FM, and becoming stage buddies with Stormzy and others, Izzie’s star has seemed set to explode. He took time before the release of his EP Yin Yang to discuss his inspirations, London’s grime supremacy and why he’s his own man.
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