One of members of the infamous grime collective, The Movement, alongside Ghetts, Wretch 32, Devlin and Scorcher, Mercston has released multiple tapes, but today see’s his first body of work presented as an album entitled Top Tier. Known for his unorthodox flows from the off, he has played a major role in constructing the DNA of the UK grime scene and the blueprint for today’s thriving urban music scene.
Continuously proving his adaptability, versatility and artistry Top Tier does nothing but showcase this. With some boast worthy features from Ghetts, Devlin, Blade Brown, Wretch 32, Giggs, Loius Rei, Jordy, Pep, Aliga and Cullan – Mercston is definitely not playing any games this 2020!
Kicking off the album with Hatrick, Mercston flows over a skippy grime beat setting the tone for the rest of the album. But let’s talk about Top Tier… Mercston, Ghetts and Devlin on a track?! This is guaranteed heat! Layered on a hard hitting yet menacing beat, the track kicks off with various clips flicking through previous achievements. The trio drop insanely cold verses boasting about there careers so far – whew! Transitioning into Facts featuring Blade Brown, Mercs attacks the beat with an assertive and fast flow before Blade Brown delivers nothing but greaze in his verse. No Banter see’s Wretch 32 offering a catchy hook bound to make you move! Tracks like T’s & C’s featuring emerging Vibbar musicians Jordy and Pep and Stone Love featuring Giggs are filled with nothing but greaze. Whereas, on Stay Under Me and Mercs Skinner have an almost feel-good sumer vibe to them. Jess see’s a more vulnerable side to Mercston where he tells a touching story about a good friend who passed away.
You can listen to Top Tier below and on Apple Music here. Watch the visuals for More Life here.