A Nottingham born bar slinger, 20 year old Mez – who despite his youth is also known as Uncle Mez thanks to his worldly-wise demeanor – began his career back in 2013.
Having grown up on a diet of Kano, D Double E Dizzee Rascal et al, it was in year 10 that Mez began putting pen to paper, his lines soon leading him from the classroom to the local stages and beyond. With the help of Notts DJ Blenda and producer Kidda Beats, Mez began building his arsenal.
It was in 2015 Mez began to set up his second home in London. Making appearances on stations including Rinse, Radar and NTS where he’s now a regular, Mez has also enjoyed constant support from BBC 1Xtra. In 2015 he starred on Lord Of The Mics VII, the legendary battle series that sees MC’s go head-to-head in a lyrical war of words. Boiler Room and Eskimo Dance are already his mates and Mez (alongside AJ Tracey) had the opportunity to work with a live orchestra thanks to 1Xtra.
Where live is concerned, Mez has already supported Stormzy and Kano on their respective tours; Mez was also invited by Skepta as one of the acts to open his sold-out Alexandra Palace Show at the end of 2016. A similar request from D Double E followed with Mez appearing at his 02 Academy Islington headline show. Festival appearances include Born N Bred & NASS while he’s already frequented Guernsey and Amsterdam to spread his grime sound.
When it comes to the studio, Mez is the MC’s MC; ready to spit a lyrical hook over any given beat that fits his mood. Having already worked with Jammer, Davinche, DJ Cable, Spyro, and more, the sonic surface is yet to be scratched with the forthcoming catalogue.
With his six-track M1 EP, produced by DaVinche and featuring Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Harvey & Allana Verde, having served the scene well, it’s time to move onto the next. Having spent the last six months building his repertoire, the spring release ‘Normal Shoes’, produced by Diamondz, showcases the cheekier side of Mez’s sonic boom ahead of a gnarly collaboration, ‘Return Of The Raw’ with GrandMixxer and jump-up club track, ‘Magnum’.