Grime originator Marci Phonix recently returned with some brand new music, his call to arms, RIOT
It’s the first of several hard-hitting social commentary singles and videos, taking on the police, the media and blasting fellow MC’s for not tackling the real issues young black men face in 2017.
Marci Phonix, one of the founding fathers of UK Grime, burst onto the scene back in 2002 alongside contemporaries such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, JME and Kano. After performing at sold out venues across the country, he fast gained a reputation of being one of the fiercest MC’s in the industry, headlining events such as Sidewinder and Eskimo Dance along the way. This success led to collaborations with Skepta, Ghetts and Big Narstie, with his music being championed by all of the key media outlets of the time. Now he is back with a fire in his belly, an arsenal of new material and a message for the masses,
Stating, “My new music isn’t just another compilation of music, it’s a piece of me!”
The first installment is debut single ‘Riot’, which acts as a call to arms to disaffected youth across the board. The controversial track and music video has been championed by GRM Daily, Complex and Spotify and helps deliver his message of alienation, frustration and the misrepresentation of young black men in modern day Britain. Certainly not pulling any punches on his return, Marci Phonix looks set to cause a stir once again in the UK Hip Hop and Grime scene.
“I’ve been gone for a few years now and these rappers are still just talking about the same old thing… designer clothes, drugs and getting girls, whilst the police are still kicking our mums front door off, killing us in the streets, following us around shops… someone needs to start telling the truth!”