General Levy raps for Nick Grimshaw
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 November 2014
General Levy recorded a special dubplate track for Nick Grimshaw in which he jokingly mocks his name, and the excited BBC Radio 1 DJ played it on his breakfast show this morning (20.11.14)
General Levy recorded a special rap song for Nick Grimshaw.
The ragga MC has just released new single 'Pull Up' with DJ Sticky and the BBC Radio 1 breakfast DJ was one of the first people to pick up on the track.
However, when Grimmy first began playing the song he had trouble pronouncing General Levy's name correctly, and it was his moniker mistakes that inspired the humorous dubplate.
Grimmy played the song this morning (20.11.14) and screamed in delight as he heard Levy rap his name incorrectly several times.
Lyrics included: "Nick Grimeshaw ... Kershaw ... Grimshure ... me no sure."
And another line was: "Breakfast show you have to Pull Up Pull Up ... with your tea and your toast, you have have to Pull Up Pull Up."
After he played the track to the nation, Grimmy said: "That was so amazing!"
Levy wrote 'Pull Up' - which is available now - with DJ Sticky and their composition was inspired by an impromptu road trip from Croatia to Venice.
The two artists met each other on an airport transport bus after they both performed at the Outlook music festival but they missed their flight and had to hire a car to get home and that's when they agreed to work on a collaboration.
Sticky exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We were on our way back to the airport on the same transfer bus, I jumped on the bus and I was like, 'I can't believe it its Levy!'
"A three-hour journey ended up being a seven-hour journey because we missed the plane; we had to go through two borders and ended up flying out from Venice airport."
Levy - whose biggest hit was 'Incredible' with M-Beat - added: "Yeah it was a mix-up, we had a lot of time to bond and a lot of connections got made on that trip during those summer festivals that's when a lot of artists cross-pollinate."