There's been wide talk of how grime is losing sight of it's roots and many 'olders' are losing grip of the scene they've helped built. Not Devlin and Syer!
Their new EP 'Something In The Water' has put certain quotes saying 'grime is dead' to death. The grime veteran has returned at the completely right time, enlisting Syer who brings another level to his potent bars.
We first saw Devlin's return on 'Mushrooms', a straight up banger for what was to follow.
The Manor starts with a police phonecall by Devlin, before he unleashes the flow that we all know and respect him for. Syer comes through with 'ask Devlin how many levels are set' before delivering quick time bars painting the picture of living on the block in London.
Devlin stays on top of his sharp flow on the remaining three tracks and Syer proves why he's a name we shouldn't be sleeping on. The Londoners go in on the dark beat of Something In The Water, take aim at the haters in Keep Talking and keep it real on Villains.
The duo have raised the stakes and it's certainly a wake up call to the scene. By exchanging bars on each track they create a captivating project that will no doubt stand the test of time, in this decade anyway...
You can stream the project below on Spotify, or alternatively buy on Apple Music here.