Discovery: Strategy

Though new to me, Manchester-based Strategy is a bit of a legend in the grime scene. He’s teamed up with Bristolian producer Fiend for his new track Premium Grease.

By Graeme Smith

It’s hardly surprising that he’s held in such a high regard given his breathless machine-gun verses and fresh lyrics. Premium Grease is an ode to his stomping ground, Salford and it pays homage to the city’s multi-culturalism as well as keeping it real by calling out its darker side.

Previous collaborations for Strategy have included Roots Manuva, Chimpo and Skittles. He’s also performed alongside Goldie, Mobb Deep and The Wu-Tang Clan. He’s certainly made the grime genre his own and Premium Grease is a low-key banger. You can check it out below.