Yizzy is standing tall among grime’s next generation. A young MC whose tenacity and passion on the mic stretches far beyond his years, the Lewisham native already has a strong arsenal of releases under his belt that flaunt his lyrical flair.
He’s captured the attention of Treble Clef and Logan Sama, worked with BBC Introducing, and has played everywhere from Brixton Academy to Glastonbury.
And now, he’s just dropped his latest single Keep Chasing, an honest and hard-hitting track that sees the MC go deep on life’s peaks and troughs: “I wanted to explore some of the barriers that people hit in life,” he says, “but find the strength to overcome them.”
Put simply, he’s a musical force to be reckoned with, and you need only listen to his 2018 EP S.O.S to hear the fresh life and energy he’s injecting into grime’s original sound. Who better a tastemaker, then, to provide a round-up of the most exciting players on the scene right now? Here, he picks out his five favourite MCs that we should all be paying attention to.