The biggest surprise I’ve had to date was realising Chris was a big deal in the music scene I was involved in!
We met on my 30th birthday at a club where he was doing security and after talking briefly we swapped BBM pins and carried on with our evenings. In my drunken state I had told him I had started a grime blog and was hoping it would get going soon. Fast forward a few months we had swapped numbers and sporadically kept in contact, I had found out he was an MC and was releasing music as a parody act and recording with some well-known producers to which I was rather taken aback and surprised as they were a big deal in grime also.
Then we fell out. I was at work one day answering messages in between clients whilst sat at the reception desk of the salon, which led to me giving Chris a load of short or mono syllabic answers to which he told me he wasnt impressed with and if I couldn’t talk to him properly then not to bother. I did what any self-respecting young lady did and told him to do one!
Months past and we became friends on Facebook and we exchanged the odd comment or birthday message and after a random conversation whilst I was on the beach we kept in touch. I had by this point become really involved with the grime scene and I was travelling backwards and forwards to London so we arranged to meet up. as it had been a couple of years since we had first met, it was a good thing Chris had the same hat on he was wearing the night we met.
After a few dates we were sat in St Pancras talking about grime and I told him I had just watched Lord Of The Mics 2 and I had never realised it was a certain MC stood in the background, to which he said ‘You really don’t much about the old stuff do you?’ which I just laughed off and never thought no more about it.
The Big Reveal
A week later I had been invited down to a press day for Lord Of The Mics and I was moaning to Chris in one of our many long phone calls that I couldn’t go but thought no more about it, then the next time I spoke to him he announced he’d decided to go the press day! I was baffled! So we had a phone call that was literally the most mental conversation we ever had.
Chris is Capo from Lord Of the Decks/Mics to which I kinda went what????????
Here I was blogging all day every day about Grime and here was one of the most pioneering guys in the scene and I had no idea! I was so embarrassed, I felt so stupid. I was in total shock and we didn’t speak for a few days.
It came in handy eventually, as I wouldn’t tell anyone we were together for a long time because I was adamant I would make it without his help, Then it was Lord Of The Mics live and my stats weren’t big enough to get me in on a press ticket so Chris got me and my best friend Mr Cheese in! Also when LOTM released limited edition clothing Chris not only got Skepta to send me a birthday message!! I also got a limited Edition Bomber Jacket, so it has paid off! We have been to live events too as well and seeing people’s faces when they see us together is so funny.
I still sit here and it just baffles me that the man I love is such a big deal in the scene I love. He has a story about everyone and everything! We sit in bed talking and its like an interview for my blog (hahahaha)