Bashy Goes Back To His Roots For ‘Sticky’

It comes backed by a Daily Duppy performance...

Bashy returns with new single ‘Sticky’.

The rapper is part of the foundations of UK rap, an artist who came up through the white heat of grime before walking his own path. Incoming album ‘Being Poor Is Expensive’ looks back on his roots, a coming-of-age tale that finds Bashy speaking his mind.

Constructed alongside Toddla T, it’s an 11-track autobiographical work, a homage to the London streets that birthed him.

Out this year, the new album comes 15 years after the release of his debut, ‘Catch Me If You Can’. New single ‘Sticky’ taps into his roots, the production bounce acting both as a homage to grime while cross-referencing UKG pioneer Sticky.

Bashy goes hard, lyrics painting a fly-on-the-wall picture of his youth. He comments: “20+ man in an illegal setting, live, one handheld mic and bars. If you didn’t have the confidence or the respect of the room, you couldn’t even get the microphone.” 

Out now, ‘Sticky’ is backed by a Daily Duppy performance. Discussing the album as a whole, he says:

“I’m taking you on my journey from Harlesden to Hollywood, standing in my truth, chronicling the harshness and reality of the life I experienced along the way, over a hardback bass inspired by the basslines of 140bpm and with Sticky’s personal blessing to sample his classic: ‘Triplets II’”.

“This feels like how it was at the time; rough and raw, spitting with the same veracity as I did as a 19 year old on the Risky Roads 2 DVD.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Dennis Morris

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