Deadly, Jay0117 and Hitman flow over Gregorian chants on 'Who's Bad?'


Having conquered the grime scenes within their respective hometowns of Bristol and Birmingham, the combination of Jay0117 and Deadly was both on paper and in reality a surefire recipe for success. The two MCs turned heads with their collaborative Win/Win EP back in May, and spoke to us at Love Saves the Day Festival just a week after the project's release; at the time of our discussion, it had only spawned one single: "That's Life". Today, they've unveiled visuals for the Mystry-produced "Who's Bad?", which features a guest verse from Brum's own Hitman.

Created by Bristol-based filmographers Distinxt and directed by Supreme, the hazy video appears to have been shot in Cardiff, given the abundance of concert posters from Clwb Ifor Bach and GwdihĊµ in the recording studio. Stylistically, the track is a prime example of what Deadly described in our interview as "gully grime".

Flowing over Gregorian chants and thunderous 808 drums, he pays tribute to Michael Jackson on the song's hook. Meanwhile, Jay shouts out his DJ, Sir Hiss, who recently had a thousand copies of "Danny Uzi Vert" flying off the shelves ("Man ah make P like Hiss with vinyl"). Hitman rounds off the track with an equally memorable verse ("Always got a zoot and a Magnum / Whizz round the track like I'm Hamilton").

Check out the new video for "Who's Bad?" below, and head over to Spotify or Apple Music to hear Win/Win in full.