President T is a true veteran of the UK underground scene, having begun his career as a drum and bass MC in the late 1990s before joining Manchester’s Darkside Crew in the early 2000s. He was born in Birmingham but raised in Tottenham, and was a member of Grime’s legendary Meridian Crew along with Skepta, Jme, Big H, Paper Pabs, Bossman Birdie, and Meridian Dan. President T now most closely works with his fellow Bloodline Family members, which includes all the aforementioned MCs except for Skepta and Jme.
His long-awaited 15 track debut mixtape, Back Inna My Face was released on February 5th 2008 as a free download. However, the next few years were relatively quiet for President T, partially due to spending time in jail. Arguably his his most notable moment in these years was his beef with Trim.
Since around mid-2014, President T has been far more active in the UK grime scene. After appearing on Skepta’s “That’s Not Me (Remix)” and Sir Spyro’s “Side By Side”, he released the mixtape Greatest To Ever Touch Down in late 2015.
A very strong 2016 was finished in December with a 12-track album, T On The Wing. Stranger Returns, an album which has been anticipated for almost ten years, has been pushed back to Spring 2017, with President T himself stating that it is “91% complete”.