If you know about UK drill there’s a good chance you’ve heard South London rapper AM’s unmistakable baritone flows before. Alongside Skengdo, the pair cemented their place as a powerhouse duo in the ever-evolving UK drill scene, infamous for being targeted by British tabloid press and the Metropolitan Police Service in their war against drill. Regardless of negative media and gang injunction clauses that have been duly referred to as excessive and draconian by judges, the pair have since gone on to speak in parliament about the power and significance of music, sold out multiple UK tours and amassed over 70 million streams by consistently representing the drill wave—playing a major role in the genre becoming one of the rawest and most exciting sounds in the UK, and around the world.
It’s no secret that AM has champion skill when it comes to rap (check him out rapping in morse code!) and now, with his debut solo project on the horizon, AM continues to drop singles as a taste of what’s to come. ‘I Ain’t a Yardie’ encapsulates the scene and showcases AM’s understanding of lyricism, flow and melody with his upcoming project tackling significant topics, ranging from Greek mythology, police brutality, and love in the Black community.
We caught up with AM ahead of the new project, to get his picks from the now-global phenomenon that is drill, and get his picks of artists doing it justice.
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