When I spoke to Lady Lykez last year about her track ‘Psycho’ (here), I could sense the passion she had for her music and desire she had to succeed in the industry, but one thing I didn’t foresee was what happened at the beginning of this year!
With Lykez’ forthcoming EP Sting set to be released shortly, the lady in question has decided to release a diss track – calling out the majority of male MC’s in the UK! Krept & Konan, Sneakbo, Stormzy, P Money, Ghetts, Big Narstie, Wiley, Wretch 32, Boy Better Know, Scorcher, Bashy, Chip and Meridian Dan are the chosen ones who Lady Lykez has decided to call out, but so far there haven’t been any responses from any of the artists mentioned.
With lyrics such as “Tell Big Narstie I want his attendance / but he might not show / cos he might not fit through the entrance” and “my heart’s blacker than Sneakbo’s top lip”, Lykez is clearly looking to stir up a response from someone, but as of yet no-one has taken the bait. Social media has been divided over the track with several people questioning whether Lykez really is better than the MC’s she references, whilst others have been hugely supportive of Lykez’ attempts to ‘bring the scene to life’.
Aiming to “put an end to this male dominated dog shit”, Lykez is evidently using the angle of being a female artist in a male dominated genre to highlight the inequality when it comes to recognition within the scene. Lykez’ quality on the mic can’t be denied but perhaps it’s not the quality of her lyrics or her flow, but the track choices she has made thus far in her career that haven’t necessarily made people jump up and support her. In order to be respected as an artist, by both your peers and the music buying public, consistency is key and although ‘I Love My Butt’ has achieved an impressive 600,000+ views on YouTube, it doesn’t quite portray the image of a female artist who is looking to break barriers for her fellow women and fight for equality that ‘Nobody Can’ does.
Either way, ‘Nobody Can’ is a pretty catchy track and with the potential for a reply from a host of top male MC’s, it has brought some excitement to the scene. Will Jammer listen to Lykez’ call and host the first Lord Of The Mics clash between a male and female MC? One thing is for sure; 2015 has set off at an electric pace and we can’t wait to see it unfold!
Check out the video for ‘Nobody Can’ above and let us know what you think. Who would you like to see Lady Lykez clash? Who will be the first to respond to the track? Get at us on Twitter and Facebook.