“Take advice, but don’t let someone knock your vision or confidence. Stick to your guns.”
Devlin is a core component in Grime’s continued expansion into mainstream music. He comes prepared with the grit and gregarious nature of an emcee from Dagenham, and retains it when switching styles. Whether it’s hard knock cuts like “Shot Music” with Giggs, or radio-ready crossovers like “(All Along) The Watchtower” with Ed Sheeran, Devilin stays true to himself.
In the latest episode of Best Of British, we caught up with Devlin to talk everything from pirate radio and his humble beginnings in East London, the friendly competition between emcees, and grime’s increasing popularity around the world. Check it out above.