Singer, song writer and producer S.I.P or S.I Peezy when he’s chilling in his ends of Hackney East London, has come to bless the congregation gathered here today with his feel good gospel inspired single ‘Aint Gonna say no more; Respeck.’ The talented producer grew up listening to gospel, motown and RnB the influence of which can be heard throughout this spiritually uplifting single. S.I.P ‘s modern influences are super star producers Timbaland, the Neptune’s and dance Don Diplo; as well as artists who have bubbled up to the surface from the melting pot of sounds and genres from his home in East London. S.I.P’s aim is to put the sizzle n sauce back into UK RnB which has seen the sauce that was (Beverley Knight, Craig David and Joss Stone) dry up and turn into sand as UK RnB becomes an indistinguishable genre comprising of pop and formulaic guitar led love songs. All hail our saviour S.I Peezy who has come to gift us with some good old-fashioned RnB flavour with a modern twist on his forthcoming debut album ‘Netflix and chill’ which drops on valentine’s day promising to provide too much sauce to kiss your cupid to.
‘Aint gonna say no more, Respeck’ opens with a rousing gospel chorus sampled from the Hamiltones introspective take on THAT bonkers birdman moment. The hook evokes memories of the evangelical choir singers some of us as kids became accustomed to at church on Sunday’s sat next to granny. S.I.P then slides into the sparse instrumental of drums, bass and organ to comfortably rap in a chilled out style as though the sounds of the gospel strains from the Hamilton sample have soothed his soul to allow him to state his strong points (don’t disrespect him or he will have no time for you but if you come correct it’s all good) whilst maintaining a blissed out state. S.I.P also interposes his laid back rapping style with soulful vocals which blend perfectly with the gospel sample blessing the track throughout. S.I.P enlists the formerly heartless but always F.A.B garage great MC Bushkin, who laces the track with a two tier rap the first of which is powerful yet peaceful compared to what we had become familiar with before Bushkin hung up his microphone as a garage MC in 2014. Bushkin reminds us to ‘Put some respeck on my bumbaclart name, know what I done for this bumbaclart game’ (You can picture Birdman perched on a branch somewhere screeching and flapping for the respeck he pleaded for in his infamous interview) as his verse takes us through his journey from 1992 with Heartless crew to present day as a solo artist.
The rapper then switches tempo and tone becoming more urgent, peppering his words with plenty of patois in homage to Buskin’s MC days. As if Bushkin becoming the MC we all came to know and love from his golden garage days wasn’t a great late Christmas pressie, the track then takes an unexpected twist with MC Bushkin asking legendary Grime commentator and instigator Hattie Collins over a sound clash / dancehall horn why she neglected to holla Heartless crew for an interview for her best-selling literary time capsule ‘This is Grime.’ To further testify his truth to Hattie, Bushkin then cleverly calls in Wiley in the form of his NFTR (Pt. 1) interview from last year. Wiley’s witness statement in soundbite form – “Grime was birthed from garage, Heartless crew were the only ones who spat bars, if we didn’t listen to Heartless would we have gone and done what we done? Maybe not.” And with that strike of gravel from the Godfather no less its case closed.
Listen to ‘Aint Gonna Say no more: Respeck’ here: