Making waves now for over 2 decades, SP:MC has cemented himself as one of the most respected & busiest MCs on the circuit. He burst onto the scene in 2001 after the legendary MC GQ heard one of his early mixtapes [with Jubei] & made them residents at his Emcee Sessions event at Digwalls in Camden. SP went on to cement his status after touring extensively with Friction and later becoming dBridge’s MC of choice. He has hosted events for a wide array of respected imprints including Exit Records, Shogun Audio, 1985 Music, Metalheadz, Soul:R, Digital Soundboy, Hospital Records, Symmetry, Sofa Sound, Critical, Commercial Suicide, Prototype, Bassbin, Good Looking, Innerground, DNAudio, Renegade Hardware, Valve, Quarantine, Rinse, Tempa, System, Tectonic, Hessle Audio & 3024.
Versatility & quality control are guaranteed when SP’s in the building. He cites MCs GQ, Dynamite & Conrad as early influences. In 2003 he was nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough MC’ at the Knowledge D&B Awards. He was then nominated for ‘Best MC’ at 1Xtra’s XtraBass Awards in 2007, & has been shortlisted at the D&BArena Awards from 2009-2021. SP was crowned ‘Best MC’ at the D&BArena Awards in 2011.
His music production has also received widespread acclaim. ‘Shadow’ with Breakage & ‘Surrender’ with fellow MC Verse set the standard, then ‘Trust Nobody’, released on the infamous Tempa imprint in 2008 made a serious impression. The Code 3 [consisting of SP, Jubei & Will Courtice] track ‘Living Proof’ released on Exit Records in 2010, is considered by many a modern classic. 2011 saw his vocals feature on Icicle’s mighty ‘Dreadnaught’ released on Shogun Audio. Soon after, another huge 12″ landed on Tempa in the form of ‘Hunted’ [with LX One] & ‘Oh my Gosh’. His 4-track ‘Declassified EP’ released in 2013 on Tempa saw further experiments at 140bpm. More recently, he released ‘Pondlife’ / ‘R1’ on Vivek’s System Music imprint, & ‘Vintage’ / ‘Slugfest’ on Youngsta’s label Sentry.
Last year SP launched his own record label Declassified, releasing his hybrid version of UKG / 2-step. The first 2 vinyl releases were sold out soon after hitting the shelves. SP started 2022 on the front foot with ‘Keep Up’ – a collaboration with Alix Perez & DLR.