Listen to black midi's bizarre Ed Sheeran diss track 'ded sheeran (ed sheeran send) part 1'

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If you care about UK hip-hop to any degree, you'll know that there's a fierce beef simmering between mainstream heavyweight Stormzy and grime pioneer Wiley. Now, for reasons unknown, black midi, one of the most exciting rock bands to emerge in recent years, have entered the fray with a scathing, incredibly surreal track dissing none other than Ed Sheeran.

Although there's no real indication as to why the BM boys would get involved here, it is worth noting that Wiley has accused Stormzy of selling out by collaborating with Sheeran, rapping “You never cared about grime, you just used it/ Worse than Ed with your watered-down music” in the recent 'Eediyat Skengman (Stormzy Send).'

 

Given black midi's anti-authoritarian, give-no-fucks ethos, however, it's probably just a bit of a meme from the experimental rockers, with drummer Morgan Simpson warbling “Ed Sheeran sucks/ you sellout ginger prick/ your music is doodoo, believe me man we don’t need you” over a cacaphonic beat comprised of wonky arpeggios and Brittney Spears samples. Check it out below - if you dare. 

 

 

Find out where black midi ranked in our writer's end of year wrap-up for 2019. 

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