Hype Sessions: Logan And Armz Are Coming For Blood In ‘Lord Of The Mics 8’

Lord Of The Mics, the colossal grime platform founded and led by Jammer and Ratty, is making its return for a massive eighth season. Over the years there have been some monumental clashes and warm-up sessions that have changed the face of the grime scene in ways you couldn’t imagine. In fact, LOTM can trace its history before grime even had a name. Those iconic clashes are embedded into the minds of any true grime fan. Kano vs. Wiley, Skepta vs. Devilman, Footsie vs. Scratchy, P Money vs. Big H… and the eighth edition looks like it’ll be just as heated and just as game-changing.

Ahead of the official release, we’ve teamed up with the LOTM team to exclusively premiere the batch of Hype Sessions. If, somehow, you’re not entirely familiar with the institution that is the Lord Of The Mics warm-up sessions, each clash is preceded by a quick filmed freestyle of each MC, which basically gives them all an opportunity to rile up their opponents and stoke the flames of competition in the hopes their opponent will get too heated and make a mistake.

TRENCH will be premiering all eighteen Hype Sessions in the build-up to the full release of Lord Of The Mics 8. Today, we’re profiling London spitters Logan and Armz.



At the very least, Logan OLM should be on your radar after his appearance on Hitman’s “Jack In The Box” remix in March. But his standout appearance on what was a star-studded team-up is just the tip of the iceberg. In the two years since he started, Logan has released the Lyrics Galore Part 2 project with JoJoSick; then, just a couple of weeks after the “Jack In The Box” remix, he switched things up dramatically by jumping on a UK funky riddim courtesy of rising London producer Kouslin (which subsequently found its way onto Idris Elba’s Yardie mixtape). All this is to say that Logan is an emcee who’s shown an impressive level of versatility and confidence in just two years. As for the future, we’ve been told we can expect a joint EP with fellow LOTM alumn Micofcourse dropping later this year. Watch Logan’s Hype Session above to hear him describe himself as: “War-ready, match-fit, polished, no flaws.”



Armz has a decade of experience under his belt and he’ll be bringing all of that to the table when he clashes Logan. Among his many achievements, his #52Armz project saw him drop a new track every single week for a year, and he hasn't slowed down since. A new full-length project called Tark Rite has been slated for later in the year, which will apparently include guest spots from Wiley and a few other big name stars. The fact that his Hype Session includes a barrage of variations on “Kill Logan” should tell you exactly what kind of ferocity both emcees are going to bring to proceedings. “People need to understand what’s about to go down,” he told us, “and this just sets the tone. Don’t be late to the future.”

Keep it locked on TRENCH to see Hype Sessions from Funky Dee, Mischief, Tommy B, Jay0117 and more.

Posted on May 26, 2019