Durrty Goodz – “Battle Hype” (Radio Rip) | New Music

Durrty Goodz, whose album Overall drops in May, takes aim at the UK’s top boys in this disgustingly creative track that debuted on Logan Sama’s Kiss 100 show this week. The concept sees Goodz stealing the flows of various big-name MCs and making them “clash each other.”

In other words – he imitates Skepta, Ghetts, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, D Double E and Crazy Titch, using their flows to dramatise various battles within the group.

There’s no doubt that the level of technical skill required to pull this off is exceptionally high but there’s been some debate as to whether this is a very cleverly-executed diss towards the UK’s biggest MCs or just a creative concept.

My take is this: Goodz might claim that this isn’t a send and he’s chosen the MCs that he has solely out of respect for them, but ultimately, the fact that he’s using Skepta’s voice and flow to go in on Ghetts (for example) doesn’t change the fact that he’s going in.

Some might argue that there’s no malicious intent but at the very least this is an audacious body-check with the intention of forcibly making his presence known. To use a sports analogy, it’s an aggressive-but-fair tackle early on in the game to show the opposition what they’re up against.

Personally, I’d love to see Ghetts or Kano check him back, in the spirit of friendly competition. However strongly Goodz might protest that it wasn’t his intention, there’s no way that this track can escape causing offence – the question now is whether any of his peers are brave enough to jump in the ring and spar with him. Too many mixed metaphors…