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Paris Moore-Williams, better known as South London's P Money, will release his 'Round The Clock' EP – which sees the grime MC riding over four brash, bass-centric heavy hitters – through Rinse on Monday (November 18th). Lead single and title track Round The Clock, produced by Loadstar, dropped last week and was gifted with a literally dizzying video.
Ahead of the release of 'Round The Clock' (which you can stream in its entirety below), we had a quick chat to see what was going on in the world of P Money right now.
Hi P Money, how's it going?
P Money: "It's going good. My video's just come out, and I'm getting amazing feedback and support from places I didn't expect. People are saying they're big fans of it, which is always a good feeling."
Your new EP hits hard and slaps you round the chops. What do you look for in the beats you choose?
P Money: "You know what, I feel like I don't actually look for beats – they find me. I'll get sent something and it'll always have to be something that suits my style, but I always choose bass. Anything with bass."
You're releasing your new EP on Rinse. How long have you been wanting to work with them?
P Money: "Since I started music, back when I was 14 or 15, MCing in school and listening to people like Dizzee Rascal and Wiley on Rinse. I used to go to FWD>> and listen to dubstep, and always wanted to be a part of it. I was brought on at FWD>> and that's where they first heard me. After that, I started going on the radio frequently, then got to perform at their birthday rave. After that, Geeneus hit me up and was like, 'you're the best MC', and they were the best label, so we hooked it up."
"I performed in Germany this summer, and I had a huge billboard on the side of a building in Romania, I was performing in a colosseum there." – P Money
You've been performing all over the place. How do European crowds react to English MCs?
P Money: "They're amazing. Their hype is like… there's no words to actually describe it. I performed in Germany this summer, and I had a huge billboard on the side of a building in Romania, I was performing in a colosseum there.
"Not wanting to take anything away from the UK, but the UK is small – imagine how sick a crowd is over here, and times it by five or 10. There are bigger crowds and bigger venues in Europe. Also, their hospitality's amazing."
What other MCs are killing it right now (besides yourself, of course)?
P Money: "OGz and Boy Better Know, and big up Maxta. Apart from that, I don't really listen to anyone else. I got tunnel vision right now, I focus on myself."
"If I was to write lyrics for someone it would be for a woman, not a man. It’s a lot harder for female rappers." – P Money
Someone in the comments of "Round The Clock" going by the username "TheGrimeRapCritic" wrote: "Good to see P is back, can we expect to see him on LOTM5?" So, to give TheGrimeRapCritic some closure: can we expect to hear you on 'Lord of the Mics 5'?
P Money: "I'm not sure if I’ll be on LOTM5, but 100%, you'll see me on LOTM. We're in negotiations…"
Imagine a nightmare scenario where you wake up tomorrow and find you've permanently lost your voice. What would your new career be?
P Money: "Ghostwriting, 100%. I'd probably wanna ghostwrite for a female. I've always dreamed of having a female hype woman – if I was to write lyrics for someone it would be for a woman, not a man. It’s a lot harder for female rappers, so I’d like to take on that challenge and help female MCs."
What's next for P Money?
P Money: "I've got two new singles another video coming out soon, and my UK headline tour dropping later this month. I’m playing at London’s Electrowerkz and The Temple in Birmingham. Aside from that, I'm pushing my clotheswear brand, MAD. Also, watch out for my debut album coming out next year."
Rinse will release the 'Round The Clock' EP on November 18th – pre-order it here.