British rapper from London
Ché Wolton Grant (born 4 March 1994), better known professionally as AJ Tracey, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
- It’s like when footballers run underwater in water tanks…There’s a high pressure against your body. If you can run fast in a water tank, when they take you out of the water, you can run way faster because there’s less pressure. I used to go on to radio sets and be spraying so fast, people would be like, ‘How are you doing that?’
- On his rapping style in “AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 27)
- I never felt like I was in the grime scene…I was the outsider. So when I veered away from it, I didn’t feel like I was leaving the circle – I felt like I was never in it…No one paid me any attention…I had to do everything on my own.
- On his uneasiness with being called a grime rapper in “AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 27)
- I feel like I was more accepted by the white community than the black [one]. A lot of the time, the black kids would be like, ‘Oh, ’cause you lighter, you’re not as “gang” as us. That’s really the attitude they have. It made me misbehave more because I felt like I had to prove a point.
- On his youth in “AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 27)
- If a woman [has] shared her body with me, why can I not speak of my experience?...It’s not me casting a judgment on someone, it’s something that has happened. You can rap about whatever the hell you wanna rap about – that’s why we’re rappers. You can have an opinion against it but you can’t tell me not to do it. At the end of the day, that’s the way it is.
- On feeling restricted about what he can rap about in “AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’” in The Guardian (2019 Oct 27)