UPDATE: BDL is returned to FABRICLIVE this April…get your tickets here.
Big Narstie’s Base Defence League is still as strong as ever, as can be heard on the South London emcee’s latest, ‘BDL Anthem’. In addition, superstar Ed Sheeran has also paid homage to the pioneer, taking part in a light-hearted Q&A that you can check out below. Base!
I’ve known Narstie for over 6/7 years now and he has become a really good friend to me. If I ever need someone to talk to on a level as a sounding board and to get honest, straight answers Narstie is one of the people I contact. He has no side, no airs and graces, he just says it how he sees it and how he thinks and that is invaluable to me especially in this industry. He is very much a close friend, my family loves him, and I love his family – his mother makes Jamaican stew every time I go to visit. It’s tasty as hell!
Am so happy that my friend has finally started to get the recognition he deserves for the hard work and slog he has put in over the last few years.
Ed – How has everything changed since you went Top 10 in the national charts?
Narstie – Everything’s picked up a lot bro can’t lie very busy life rite now
Ed – Is there extra pressure on you?
Narstie – Deres pressure if allow it keep humble keep focused and keep to my work I’m gd
Ed – Or is it same as it always is?
Narstie – I try to keep it da same but in life nothing stays da same
Ed – What are your plans for this year?
Narstie – Christen my daughter and rip the game a new one wid base BDL my bruva
Ed – What is happening with music, live, life?
Narstie – Album coming soon, being a dad loving it all
Ed – Any interesting collabs either on the album or otherwise?
Narstie – Lady Leshurr, Craig David, obviously you!
Ed – For anyone who doesn’t know, what has been the biggest thing to happen to you over the last 6 months & your career as a whole?
Narstie – At a festival, tried to get 20k ppl in a 2k tent – mad respect levels
Ed – Tell me about BDL and what it means to you and what does the new single represent?
Narstie – BDL is about unity and love between common man all colours and creed in our country unity is power and we are absolute party animals binning herbs big up da basebabes