Birmingham rapper Mist is currently riding a wave that has seen him grow from local legend to an established heavyweight within the UK rap scene in the space of two years. Crafting a consistent string of freestyles and street smashes on the come up, Mist crowned off the run with the release of his M I S to the T EP in 2016, taking him into the Champions League of British rappers. 

Working within a tight knit team of frequent collaborators to great effect, it’s no surprise the most successful British football club of all time also identify with these principles. Manchester United and adidas called on Mist and MoStack, with the pair dropping a Steel Banglez-produced official Manchester United anthem last month ahead of the new season.

We caught up with the 0121 rhymer as he stepped onto the stage at Reading Festival wearing the adidas Nemeziz Tango 17.1, to get the inside story on his meteoric rise and what it’s like to work with the biggest team in football.