April 13, 2016
The latest MC to drop a freestyle for BBC Radio 1Xtra's Fire In The Booth is 22-year-old south Londoner Ms Banks. Taking on Kanye West's "30 Hours" and a beat from London production collective Dirty Spice—in what you wouldn't guess is her first Fire In The Booth appearance—Banks is in turn reflective, impassioned, and straight-up formidable. My city's the most expensive to live in, she spits at one point, referencing the much-repeated statistic about London; If I can make it here, then this is just the beginning.
Listen to Ms Banks' recent New Chapter EP here.