Live + Direct


After sending shock waves across the airwaves with "Panasonic", P Money presents his debut album Live + Direct on Rinse. As grime approaches its twentieth year, many MC's have come and gone, but P Money has staying power. His rise has been quiet but inexorable since releasing his first grime mixtape Coins 2 Notes in 2008. P's love for dubstep saw him become a household name in 2010 as tracks "Slang Like This" and "Anthemic" with Magnetic Man catapulted him into the mainstream. Along with numerous mixtapes, singles and EP's on Rinse, Butterz, RAM Records, Black Butter and more, he's toured extensively and not only hit UK festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Wireless but worldwide shows in New Zealand, Croatia and the US. His debut album Live + Direct taps into his entire musical history. Reaching from his roots in garage and grime into the dubstep that helped establish his name, it's set to draws together the disparate strands of his career so far, as well as reaching forward to suggest a wider future for his sound. A first class mic controller with clarity, witty lyrics, endless flow and punchlines, P has touched on everything from love to loss to police brutality, and while "Panasonic" is an eruptive and authoritative entry into album mode, it's not all the album has to offer. The substance and purpose in his music throughout his career is something he continues throughout the album. A few words from P Money: "Music has never been about money or charting for me. It was always about expression and being able to speak for my community. I've always imagined my debut album will sound garage, dubstep and grime, be released on Rinse and be a body of work that inspires young people, the first two are happening, I guess we'll have to wait till it's out to see if it really resonates... I think it will." Features: Solo 45, Stormzy, Blacks, Little Dee, Jendor, Ruger, Rubylee, Splurgeboys, JME, Wiley and NY.