Alex from Glasto became a viral sensation when he absolutely smashed the lyrics to Thiago Silva after hopping on stage with Dave at Glastonbury.
And six weeks later, he’s dropped his debut single.
All we’ve managed to do in six weeks is change our duvet and buy a fan.
Alex Mann debuted his first solo single What Ya Know Bout That Bro? on GRM Daily last night, and you know what? It’s not too bad.
The 15-year-old has replaced his Thiago Silva jersey for a PSG jersey reading ‘Alex Mann’ on the back, and he’s not shying away from the source of his fame on the grime track.
He raps: ‘It’s Alex from Glasto,see me on stage with my hat low, good energy with my cash flow, what you know ’bout that bro?’
Throughout the track, Alex references Dave, being followed by Thiago Silva on Twitter and replacing AJ Tracey on the track, rapping: ‘Secure my bag like AJ T.’
The teen from Wells, Somerset, shared the video to his social accounts and wrote: ‘I’m so grateful for what’s happened. 6 weeks ago I finished my GCSEs and then went to Glastonbury with a few of my mates.
‘@santandave changed my life forever. Head over to @GRMDaily to check out my first track! 🔥🙏🏻 #AlexfromGlasto.’
Fair play to the lad.
The video of Alex’s performance with Dave on the Other Stage went viral, with nearly six million views on YouTube, and Thiago Silva returning to the UK top 40.
However, Alex was forced to deny that the performance was set up, with many thinking it was too perfect to be real.
Speaking to The Guardian, the 15-year-old said: ‘It was 100%. Completely just happened … I have only ever seen him once before at a show in Bristol.’
Dave often does bring fans on stage to perform AJ’s verse in the song, so this checks out. And anyway, do you people hate joy?
While Alex is making his own moves, it’s a pretty good day for Dave too.
The 21-year-old today received his first ever Mercury Prize nomination for his number one album Psychodrama.
The rapper faces off against The 1975, Slowthai, IDLES, Fontaines DC, Anna Calvi, Cate Le Bon, Black Midi, Seed Ensemble, Nao, Little Simz and Foals for the prize, with the announcement taking place on 19 September.
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