As grime progresses through time, those who were once seen as the youthful originators become elder statesmen of the scene. Dizzee Rascal, to whose debut album Boy In Da Corner the genre owes so much, is one such figure. His status in the scene is used on "Back It" by Yizzy, a rising London MC whose breathless flow and unbridled energy will be reminiscent to anyone whose heart skips a beat whenever they hear Dizzee classics like "Fix Up, Look Sharp," and "I Luv U."
The video for their collaboration is premiering above. The action skips from a live band scene to a dark and moody warehouse, matching the frantic nature of the song. One thing remains a constant, whether it's over scratchy guitar riffs or a wobbling dubstep beat, neither MC is coming at this with anything less than 100% commitment.
lSpeaking to The FADER via email, Yizzy said: "This song was all about the new face of grime and its pioneer coming together with fast flows and punchlines, barring over a riddim with a powerful bass you can screw your face at. Naturally the video needed to capture that same energy but how...? With a Nike tracksuit, a rock band, pitbulls and a burgundy suit; that’s how."
Check out the video above. "Back It" is also streaming now.