It's not unusual for a grime MC to also turn their hand to production - look at Wiley and Skepta, after all. Tottenham's Blay Vision is another man of these dual talents, responsible for one of the best instrumental grime mixtapes of last year ('The Vision'). Having received props from some of the grime scene's biggest and best, Jme recently recognised Blay's unique vision, hopping on the addictive 'Gone Mad' for a verse.
Almost entirely self-produced, 'Turner Ave' is Blay's debut album on J-Cush's Lit City Trax that sees him going for gold, spitting over his own beats as well as those of Mazza Beats and Teeza. Named after the street the MC/producer grew up on, the album is packed full of introspective lyricism, no-frills bangers and the video game stylings that informed his youth. There's even a halloumi-themed skit on there.
Weed smokers anthem 'Normal', which we're thrilled to premiere below, has been produced by Dimez. Check it out now:
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3'Hi x Lit City Trax are throwing an album launch party with Blay, D Double E, Capo Lee and more at Miranda bar, Ace Hotel, on May 25th. More details can be found HERE.