We Catch Up With Boy Better Know’s Jammer and Frisco
Jammer and Frisco tell us what to expect from this year's Red Bull Culture Clash...
Recently, we sat down with Jammer and Frisco to chat about the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash, the state of grime and how they think they’re going to fare when defending their championship against A$AP Mob…
The Wrap Up: What are your thoughts on the current state of the Grime Scene?
Frisco: It’s in a positive state, people are getting back to collaborating and getting back to the essence of what the culture was about which is lyrics and hard beats.
Jammer: As you know if you follow me and what I do, I’ve been pushing Grime and not gone away from it when people went commercial – which I have no issue with – but the great thing about it now is the energy, the spirit and the vibe for it.
TWU: Who can we expect to see BBK collaborating with?
Frisco: Our music’s quite spontaneous; usually it’s not planned out unless we’ve got an artist that we’ve got in mind for a track.
TWU: How do you rate your chances against A$AP Mob?
Frisco: We’re going into it confident, we’re defending champions – this is what we do. We’re not fazed by names because we know what we’re capable.
Jammer: I’m just going in to win! I’m going in to smash these guys apart. I don’t think that people can start coming to England and killing me in my hometown.
TWU: Usher came out last time, have you guys got any special appearances lined up?
Frisco: Yeah definitely but I can’t give away our secret weapons, but we’ve got a couple surprises.
TWU: If you could clash another group, dead or alive, who would you pick?
Jammer: So Solid, or Heartless Crew.
TWU: Tell us more about ‘Jamaica Better Know?
Jammer: We went to Jamaica to meet some of the original people that were involved in Sound Clash culture. We met with Ricky Troopa, Lady Saw, Ninja Man and loads of others, and got some insight on it. Obviously we’re deeply embedded in reggae culture from our backgrounds but it was good to hear from the legends themselves and be in the natural environment of sound clash culture.
Those without tickets will be able to view a choice of five streams via redbullcultureclash.com from 6:30pm on 30th October 2014, featuring all the live action from each of the four stages plus a curated main event feed. There will also be an option to listen to expert commentary from DJ and radio presenter MistaJam and special guests throughout the show.
Words: Sam Alexander