"It’s important to continue to challenge old-school masculinity..."
Che Lingo x Mick Jenkins

Che Lingo pairs with Mick Jenkins on new single 'No Sidekicks'.

The South London rapper is impossible to place, borrowing from hip-hop, grime, and so much more, a heady brew of musical influences.

Always cutting a little deeper, Che recently linked with Mick Jenkins to explore modern visions of masculinity.

'No Sidekicks' is a hip-hop thumper with a UK twist, dismantling toxic notions of male identity and offers a positive path forwards.

Online now, it's another sign that Che Lingo is one of the most distinctive rap talents in the UK right now.

Che comments: “It’s important to continue to challenge old-school masculinity with this song, and realise its more than okay to be saved sometimes. I feel a lot of guys still struggle with this.”

Of the collaboration itself, Che said: “I’ve been a fan of Mick since a friend put me onto 'THE WATER[S]' tape about four years ago and people always said to me we’d make a good collab. Being able to go back to back with him on a track and with such different metaphoric takes on this topic, just RAPPING gives me hope for hip hop both US and UK... it doesn’t happen enough.”

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