After a smooth and concise freestyle from Avelino, UK scene veteran Wretch came through to drop what Charlie eagerly dubbed “the hardest verse Fire in the Booth has ever had”. Though that may be a slight overstatement (who remembers Akala‘s knowledge-heavy FITB a few years back?), Wretch undoubtedly goes in. Creatively utilising The XX‘s “Intro” instrumental, Wretch’s bars are multi-layered, using interesting devices such as name-checking Jay Z albums and tracks to highlight his point: “I’m trying to lay the blueprint and give you reasonable doubt so when you watch the throne they can see me change clothes“.
The pair also pleased fans by announcing an upcoming collaborative tape, which will be entitled Young Fire Old Flame, and is due out next week.