Blay Vision couldn’t care less about the flashing lights, the glitz or the glamour. With ‘These Guys’, it’s clear that Blay does not watch the herd but instead, Blay dances to the tune of his own drum. Blay Vision is only in competition with himself. With his recent work, he has set out to refine and constantly out-do his own original sound, even if that means having to create the beats he vocals himself.
Having been stockpiling an immense arsenal of his own productions, the Tottenham, London raised, MC & producer has long-since proved himself as on of London’s leading beatmakers. With ‘These Guys’, Blay Vision follows in the formula of legends before him, taking control of the reigns, to produce and vocal his own beats. Just like Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Skepta and JME before him, Blay is continuing the tradition of sourcing the rawest, most unique beats to vocal by producing them for himself.
Now, Blay Vision is ready to fire out banger after banger. On ‘These Guys’, the most recent single taken from Blay Vision’s forthcoming debut vocal album ‘Turner Ave’, releasing May 26th, 2017 on J-Cush’s Lit City Trax imprint, Blay Vision takes his destiny into his own hands and ignores the herd that follows instead of setting trends.
"I make grime, I ain’t in no scene
Man know my circle, that’s my team
If you ain’t them, more time you can fuck off
Man don’t care about a next man’s dream
I’m gonna do this thing ’til I’m old, ’til I surpass a 100,000 sold
Told my manager, fuck this job, I’m gonna take my chance on the road"
On ‘These Guys’ it is beyond clear that Blay Vision has decided that he is going to do music his own way - yes he may make Grime music in the broad sense but he makes his own grime sound. His music stands on it’s own. Blay doesn’t care for anyone outside his immediate circle - if you’re not on the team, he’s not concerned.
"I see MCs talking about getting through the door
Their ain’t no door, there ain’t no cue, there ain’t no line
Man need to shut up and start this grind
Tell me I’m lying, tell me I’m chatting"
Blay Vision hasn’t changed from the beginning, he’s just upped his ante. It’s obvious Blay does not give a toss to follow anyone else’s path but his own. ‘These Guys’ is far from your A-typical grime song. Although clearly Grime, it’s obvious that he chooses to do his own thing and set his own trends through building his own sound.
‘These Guys’ is the anthem for those who seek-out their own dreams and realise their own paths to make their destiny a reality. Blay Vision is intent on doing things his way. He has set and broken his own rules time and time again, freeing himself from the confines and restrictions imposed. Blay Vision has broken from the formulas of the past. ‘These Guys’ is Blay Vision’s statement of independence. As Blay signs out on the tune, the “Power’s in the people”.
released April 14, 2017
All tracks composed by Blay Vision
Mixed by Sean D
Mastered by J-Cush
Artwork by Konrad Clough
Directed by Yung Saber
Shot by Moss Media
Edited by Li Prophit