North London rapper Shay D has joined forces with grime legend P Money on new single ‘A Slice Of The Pie’, out today.
Underpinned by a menacing production from Filthy Gears, ‘A Slice Of The Pie’ sees Shay D flex her rapid-fire flow and clever wordplay, with P Money also dropping a flawless verse and demonstrating why he’s one of the most revered names on the scene.
“When I heard the beat from Filthy Gears I knew this was gonna be a banger,” Shay D explains. “I had to find the right time to write to it because there was so much I needed to say on it, but it needed to be right! The song is about having no handouts, no leg up, no cheat code, ‘no slice of the pie had to cook up a stew’ and grinding yourself to work your way up to share your rewards, provide and celebrate the wins with your peoples,
She continues: “‘If I eat, my fam, they are eating too’ and being true to yourself for the whole journey. I asked P Money if he wanted to spit on it, he asked me to send the song, and he came back saying yes let’s do it, so I knew it was a banger! He came to the studio and smashed it so quick!! It is one of my favourite tracks to date. Its cold, its hardbody, its strong and its fun!”
Hailing from the stomping grounds of North London, Shay D is a Persian lyricist who draws inspiration from her upbringing in the capital. Her independently released album Human Writes entered the iTunes ‘Top 20 Hip Hop’ chart, secured various radio and Spotify playlisting and was featured in the Music Week ‘tastemakers album of the month’ shortlist. Not afraid to break boundaries, she not only empowers women through her songs but also through her youth work and the fact she led the first ever all-female UK hip-hop tour.
South London grime MC, rapper and songwriter P Money is one of the most recognisable names in British music, responsible for a slew of era-defining mixtapes and collaborations with everyone from Giggs, Lethal Bizzle and JME to Trippie Redd, AJ Tracey and BackRoad Gee.
A collaboration between two of UK music’s finest rappers delivers typically dazzling results.