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13.06.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Jah Digga and Ghetts pay homage to family on soulful hip hop cut 'Grandma's Place'

"Getting [Ghetts'] respect and advice and collaborating together proves I haven’t been wasting my time..."

Jah Digga is back again with another helping of 90s-inspired UK hip hop, landing in the form of new single ‘Grandma’s Place’.

The Nottingham-based rapper, wordsmith and poet’s previous release ‘Got To Go’, released back in May, marked a collaboration of session musicians, with live saxophone, guitar, piano and flutes.

Taking that same collaborative spirit and splicing it with one of grime music’s most legendary figures, the rapper’s latest offering features the melodies of Nottingham singer Georgia Copeland and the hard-hitting, iconic wordplay of Ghetts

“Working with Ghetts, who is a pioneer of grime music, was an honour,” says Jah when asked about the new release: “Getting his respect and advice and collaborating together proves I haven’t been wasting my time for all these years. There’s no better sign of appreciation.”

The single tells the story of Sundays spent at Jah Digga’s grandma’s home in St Ann’s, Nottingham, using the track as a love letter to his late grandmother while celebrating her life and the family she helped to build. 

“Everyone has that same feeling of going to their grandma’s house when they were little. I wanted to capture that energy. It’s important to me to write songs about the everyday, the little things that are important in my life and in my community. How it feels to be a dad, an uncle, a brother, a son, a grandson and how this changes you as a person.” 

The music video for ‘Grandma’s Place’ is dropping at 6pm today. You can catch the premiere here.

Stream ‘Grandma’s Place’ below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘Grandma’s Place’ by Jah Digga is out now on Poet Off The Endz via DMY.

Submit music for release via DMY Artists.

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