Footsie's 'No Favours' Has Arrived

Footsie's 'No Favours' Has Arrived

May 26, 2020

To all the naysayers who've been to quick to say grime's in a lull this year, we would direct you to Footsie's new album No Favours. Tying together grime's past, present and future, the 14-track tome pulls together classic instrumentals (Skream's Plastic People classic "Orchestral Keas"), seasoned veterans (basically every feature) and a progressive freshness, both lyrically and musically.

Feature-wise, it's as stacked as they come as he brings in CASisDEAD, Jme, President T, P Money, Frisco, Durrty Goodz, Jammer, Triggz, J Appiah and of course, fellow Newham General, D Double E. Even on the production side, the only two names he drafts in are top tier with Kwes Darko providing the riddim for "Pepper Stew" and no less than Chase & Status handling production on the title track.

Words: James Keith
Photography: Vicky Grout