Maxsta had the tune on his laptop and I was just going through like loads of beats on his laptop and I heard it and I was, like rah, like the sample just jumped out and then I was, like, yeah this is for us, man. Done it.
Got Big Narstie.
And like a pub-man kind of feel in the whole song and, initially, we thought Big Narstie because he’s like a, he’s real to how he projects himself to the public - you know what I’m saying? And I thought right guy for it. Show n Prove, he had the beat there already.
It's for a friend that passed away called Salam.
Yeah. So, like the tune just… so, like, we tried… we was in discussions of, like, trying to make it as broad as possible, yeah. But, I think that we felt that the only way we can do that is if it’s absolutely personal to us. So, it's not like, ahh it’s everyone’s memory - it’s like, "here's our memories of people that we’ve lost as in real life" and people just taking that, you know what I’m saying?
And relate to as well.
So, for us, it was for Salam, Tyler…
Samuel… Yeah, it’s just like, basically just, overall, what people can relate to it.
I’m just speaking of the actual moment I found out, to the point where, yeah, the actual moment. So, me going to, me being in my house, hearing the news, getting a text from them, going to [???] Road, to actually getting off a train and seeing the tent where, like, you know, the white tent where… like, seeing that. And that’s all, like, just trying to picture that moment and the going to the shop, like, buying a drink, just pouring it on the floor just to show respect. Yeah, man, it’s just all about that.
When, obviously, I’ve seen my friends in a tent, when people die, sometimes you pour a drink on the floor just to, like, show respect and “this one’s for you…” - you know what I’m saying? So back to the off-licence bought an E&J and I kept on pouring, you know what I'm saying?