The legendary grime/garage god­fath­er Max­well D has come through with anoth­er cer­ti­fied banger
‘Tap Out’ with the same deep deliv­ery and hard-hit­ting flow that ori­gin­ally cata­pul­ted him to fame in
2001. Fea­tur­ing US record pro­du­cer and song­writer, Ruwanga, the track is a con­tem­por­ary take on
Maxwell’s earthy, gar­age-infused style which harks back to the roots of grime and UK rap as we know

Ori­gin­ally known for his 2001 vir­al hit ‘Ser­i­ous’ that instantly put him on the map as one of the first and
more tal­en­ted dance/rap artists com­ing out of Lon­don — the track is a clas­sic UK banger to this day
which you’ll still hear banging in the Lon­don clubs. Max­well also made a name for him­self for his
place in “Pay As You Go Car­tel” along­side fur­ther grime legends Wiley, DJ Tar­get, DJ Ace, Plague,
Geni­us and Gods Gift, who many cred­it as the ori­gin­al cre­at­ors of grime. The group gained a huge
under­ground fol­low­ing, res­ult­ing in chart top­ping hits such as their debut single ‘Cham­pagne Dance’.
Although the group ended up split­ting, Max­well has not stopped, hav­ing stints with UK nation­al
treas­ure, Ms Dynam­ite and US mega star Ludac­ris on the one num­ber smash hit ‘South­ern
Hos­pit­al­ity’ as well as releas­ing yet anoth­er vir­al hit in 2009 with ‘Black­berry Hype’ that became a
cata­lyst for the Black­berry phone craze in all young teens. He’s also been fea­tured on the
soundtracks of vari­ous movies includ­ing the extremely suc­cess­ful Hol­ly­wood anim­a­tion ‘Ted’, star­ring
Mark Wal­berg and Mila Kunis.

As of recent Max­well has teamed up with Sharky Major’s Grime Original’s, recon­nect­ing with his OG
fam­ily of grime legends includ­ing Leth­al Bizzle, Ghetts, Jam­mer, Fumin, Wiley, Manga, Dj Tar­get,
Rude Kid etc, get­ting involved in events and shows that show­case the true god­fath­ers of grime. He
also fea­tured on the offi­cial All­star Grime Ori­gin­als remix along­side Sharky Major, Manga, Fumin
and Bruza which did the rounds on socials going vir­al on influ­en­tial plat­forms like SBTV, Link Up TV
and GRM Daily, prov­ing as a suc­cess­ful trip down memory lane and show­ing that these icons still
have over­whelm­ing power in today’s cli­mate.
Max­well D is com­ing through with all guns blaz­ing, and this track shows no signs of him slow­ing down
for his epic year ahead.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.