A Definitive List of the Football Teams UK Rap and Grime Artists Support

The teams your favourite rappers are repping.

August 6th 2018

Two of the UK’s greatest exports have always enjoyed a special relationship, and you’d be hard pressed to find an MC who doesn’t support a football team.

Football and music in this country have always had a close connection, and while the days of “Fog On The Tyne” and “The Anfield Rap” are behind us, plenty of UK rappers and Grime MC’s on this list kicked ball way before they picked up the mic. Just like how US rappers want to be hoopers, UK MCs dreamed of becoming pro footballers growing up – which explains why you’ll hear plenty of baller-inspired bars in their respective discographies.

With the parallels between the two worlds never-ending, this list should give you fairly extensive coverage of who to flame on Twitter when the results come in every weekend – but make sure you shout us with anyone that we may have missed out.

Here’s a comprehensive look at the football teams your favourite UK rap and grime artists support.

Aitch

Supports: Manchester United

Growing up as a United fan, Aitch’s family and friends were split down the middle between red and blue. After launching United’ away kit for 2019/20 after a huge calendar year, Aitch is now firmly in support of the Red Devils, and now counts Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford as “his guys”.

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AJ Tracey

Supports: Tottenham Hotspur

AJ from the lane made no secret of his love for Tottenham down the years. From collaborating with the club for kit launches to being boys with Dele Alli, AJ’s back catalogue is full of bars such as “five-star skills like Oduwa” and you’ll no doubt be seeing him lament Daniel Levy’s lack of spending on Twitter very soon.

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Avelino

Supports: Manchester United

“Supporting United came down to the old thing that you can’t choose who you fall in love with,” claims Av, who makes up a large number of United-supporting Londoners on this list who couldn’t help but love watching Scholes, Beckham and Cantona growing up.

Big Zuu

Supports: Liverpool

Zuu – self-dubbed “the fat Mo Salah” – has been a Liverpool fan as far back as he can remember, after choosing to follow the team his dad supports. After watching Liverpool rip it up on the way to Kiev, it’s fair to say he never wants to see Loris Karius at the club ever again.

Blanco

Supports: Manchester City

Another young London MC who grew up in an era of Man City success and ended up supporting the Cityzens, Blanco is one of the most outspoken football fans on Twitter and has penned song names after ballers – most notably “Salomon Rondon”.

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Bugzy Malone

Supports: Manchester City

Bugzy Malone announced himself as a Manchester City fan after launching the Cityzens PUMA partnership back in July. The Mancunian MC shut down Manchester’s Mayfield Depot and stepped out on stage in the club’s new drip, confirming the King Of The North’s previously unknown status as a fan of the Sky Blues.

Capo Lee

Supports: Chelsea

Capo solidified his affinity with the club he grew up loving by helping to launch the Blues’ new home kit with the likes of Reuben Loftus-Cheek, N’golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi with a remix of grime banger “Style and Swag”, which merged the worlds of UK rap and football together like never before.

CASISDEAD

Supports: Newcastle

CAS is a diehard Toon fan, with a few tweets about his dismay with Mike Ashley and a physio playing in goal back in 2016 revealing one of the most underrated MCs as a Magpie.

Chip

Supports: Arsenal

Despite his dad being a Spurs fan, Chip is an avid gooner, having previously said he was ready to make a Wenger diss track after Arsenal sold Alexis Sanchez to United and claimed the Gunners were “bait” for moving from Nike to PUMA.

D Block Europe

Supports: Arsenal and Chelsea

Young Adz has flirted between his love of Chelsea and Arsenal in 2019, having worn both club’s shirts last year, despite insisting he’s a Blues fan. LB is a certified Gunner though, who regularly dons Arsenal kits on stage.

Dave

Supports: Manchester United

Santan has unleashed plenty of United bars down the years, with Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba amongst those featuring on his tracks. He’s also not bad at his predictions too.

Devlin

Supports: Tottenham Hotspur

Having launched their home shirt last season, Devlin claimed he’d worn a Spurs shirt “as soon as he was crawling,” despite growing up in the East End around plenty of Hammers fans.

Dizzee Rascal

Supports: West Ham

Dizzee grew up supporting the Hammers “cos he’s an East boy” through and through. Let’s just forget about him linking up with James Corden on that World Cup song back in 2010.

Eyez

Supports: Derby County

Eyez is the boyhood Rams fan putting Derby on the map, having penned freestyles and even presented for his hometown team and even taking them to the top of a 2016 grime-a-side tournament.

Faze Miyake

Supports: Tottenham Hotspur

Faze grew up in Walthamstow, where he was one of the only kids at his school to rep Spurs amidst swarms of United and Arsenal fans. Backing the likes of David Ginola growing up, he’s also worked with the club on soundtracking their events but is still on the lookout for that Nike cheque and season ticket from the club to watch them more regularly.

Hardy Caprio

Supports: Chelsea

Despite doing a Wiley and being caught slipping in an Arsenal tracksuit, the Croydon rapper is a big Blues fan. We all know how regularly he lays down football-themed bars, and he even donned the full Nike Nigeria tracksuit in his latest single “Naij”.

Headie One

Supports: Manchester United

Headie sprays off football lyrics all the time and you’d be forgiven for thinking he was a Liverpool fan after his now-iconic “Excellent finish, Mo Salah” bar from “Know Better”. He’s actually a big United fan, but has understandably kept that rather quiet in the Mourinho era.

Jaykae

Supports: Birmingham City

Jaykae is an absolutely massive Blue, having once claimed that Villa/Birmingham is the biggest derby in English football, (your bars are normally on point, so we’ll let that slide).

J Hus

Supports: Arsenal

A long-suffering Arsenal fan, J Hus has regularly vented his frustration with his team down the years – mainly calling for Wenger’s head on a stick until he left the club – as well as having an iconic cameo with Iwobi in Nike’s ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ advert.

JAY 1

Supports: Manchester United

Despite hailing from Cov, JAY1 is a low-key United fan, who still thinks he’ll play for England “one day”. Having previously kicked ball with James Maddison back in the day, the “Mocking It” rapper will be hoping his team will sign the Balenciaga Baggio in the near future.

Kamakaze

Supports: Leicester

Born and raised in Leicester, Kam has lived a life split between MCing and football, where he’s played professionally for Luton and alongside Prem-winning Jeffery Schlupp during his time at the Leicester Academy.

Kano

Supports: Liverpool

While it’s well-known that KA kicks ball, information is scarce on the East Ham rapper’s club affiliations – but there are strong rumours the “P’s & Q’s” MC is a low-key Liverpool fan.

Kenny Allstar

Supports: Chelsea

‘The General’ is a true Blue, who also helped launch Chelsea’s mod-inspired away strip ahead of the 2019-20 season and has been backing his team since the days of Jimmy Floyd and Eiður Guðjohnsen.

Kojo Funds

Supports: Manchester United

Kojo is United til he dies, having regularly commented on their transfer activity on Twitter down the years and even chopped it up with Troopz about his United and Arsenal combined eleven earlier this year.

Krept & Konan

Supports: Man United

Two more United fans that love riling Arsenal fans, Krept straight up sent for the Gunners when he and Konan jumped on MoStack’s “Liar Liar” remix a few years back, rapping, “about Arsenals your team never bought shit”.

Lancey Foux

Supports: Man City

Having shouted out Kevin De Bruyne as someone that inspires his creativity in the studio, Lancey has experienced City’s greatness while growing up as a teenager in East London.

Loski

Supports: Arsenal

Loski is a very low-key Gooner, perhaps given that he Tweeted he’s “done with football” after Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal for Man United.

Loyle Carner

Supports: Liverpool

“Liverpool’s the team that I support, and when the team’s doing well, the community nearby should be reaping the benefits.”

M Huncho

Supports: Arsenal

Huncho is a big Gooner, and renowned for dropping a football bar or two in his music. Michael Owen and the Toure brothers have been given shout outs in Huncholini’s bars in the past, and you should expect a Huncholini / Martinelli bar to drop before too long.

Master Peace

Supports: Manchester United

Despite hailing from London (like a lot of United fans), Master Peace supported Manchester United to annoy his brother, who was a big Arsenal fan growing up.

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Mist

Supports: Manchester United

While some may argue being from Birmingham means you have to be Villa or Blues, Mist is an avid United fan, having linked up with Steel Banglez to launch the club’s home shirt last season and, of course, he’s boys with Jesse Lingard.

Morrisson

Supports: West Ham

A well-known lover of the Hammers, Morrisson is a season ticket holder at the London Stadium and recently flew out to Zimbabwe to bless some children in Harare with some West Ham shirts.

MoStack

Supports: Arsenal

Regularly seen donning a full PUMA Arsenal tracksuit on the festival circuit this summer, MoStack is a big-time Gooner, proven when he kissed the badge in the visuals to “What I Wanna”.

Nafe Smallz

Supports: Arsenal

Nafe is a big Gooner who has already got his son supporting Arsenal, as seen in the visuals for “Run It Up” and has previously dropped bars about AC Milan on his track on the ‘Top Boy’ soundtrack.

Nines

Supports: Arsenal

Nines’ Arsenal chain has become the stuff of legend down the years, with the Ice City Boyz rapper taking it in and out of his jewellery box depending on his team’s form. While it’s been pretty dusty in recent years, Nino flexed it properly to the world in his brilliant ‘Crop Circle’ mini-film earlier this year.

Not3s

Supports: Manchester United

Another massive Arsenal hater, Not3s was regularly seen chirping up on Twitter trolling Gooners such as Loski last season and reminiscing about United strike forces of days gone by, when they could actually play football.

Novelist

Supports: Manchester United

Nov isn’t exactly the most vocal of football fans, but then not many Manchester United fans are at the minute. While you’re unlikely to hear many football bars from the Lewisham king, you’ll be hearing a lot more music from him in 2020 with his ’52 Weeks of Fire’ series.

Nyge

Supports: Arsenal

A boyhood Arsenal fan, who followed the Gunners after seeing how passionate he was about Arsenal, Nyge is still supporting his team, but is refusing to buy a shirt until they win a trophy again.

P Money

Supports: Arsenal

P’s renowned for dropping plenty of lines for his boyhood club, with his lyrical “arsenal way stronger than Wenger’s”.

Ramz

Supports: Arsenal

Ramz actually worked as an Arsenal steward for three years before making it big with “Barking”, even featuring in an Arsenal Fan TV episode where he talked about their need for a solid holding midfielder.

RV

Supports: Spurs

Still known as RV Pochettino despite the Argentinian’s dismissal at Spurs, RV is one of the most vocal football fans on Twitter, as well as being as well-versed as Headie in dropping baller-inspired bars.

Sam Wise

Supports: Manchester United

The ‘SYWS’ rapper is South London born and bred, but grew up as a United fan. Despite having this season’s kit, United’s poor form hasn’t given him an excuse to don it in public, as of yet.

Skepta

Supports: Neutral

Hailing from Tottenham, many people have wrongly assumed Skeppy’s a Spurs fan down the years. He actually doesn’t support a team, despite regularly seen repping Super Eagles’ jerseys and giving Kylian Mbappé his own pair of SkAirs.

Steel Banglez

Supports: West Ham

Banglez is a big Irons fan, having grown up in Forest Gate and kicked ball in the East End growing up a stones throw from Upton Park.

Stormzy

Supports: Manchester United

One of the biggest United supporters out, Stormzy has properly affiliated himself with the club since becoming a superstar. Mates with Jesse, Marcus and Paul Pogba – who he, of course, announced in his big-money move from Juventus – you’ll soon be seeing him launching many a “KMT Mourinho” tweet as we head into 18/19.

Swarmz

Supports: Arsenal

Swarmz is the chart-topping rapper who used to kick ball at a good level before switching to music, having previously been labelled “the Non-League Bolasie”. Swarmz openly admits to have suffered recently as an Arsenal fan, but like all Gooners, has a big, big love for Uncle Thierry.

Tempa T

Supports: Manchester United

As much a United lover as he is an Arsenal hater, T went viral after “panning” the Gooners back in 2016.

Unknown T

Supports: Liverpool

T used to be an Arsenal fan growing up kicking ball before he got into music – but after the Gunners sold Thierry Henry, the Homerton rapper began supporting Liverpool after seeing Steven Gerrard win the Champions League for the Reds in 2005.

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Wiley

Supports: Spurs

Those who have only got into the Godfather recently might wonder who he actually supports, having donned Atletico, Barca and even Arsenal tracksuits to gigs in recent years. But rest assured, he’s a Spurs boy, despite probably being the only man in North London brave enough to rep Spurs while wearing head-to-toe Gunners gear.

Wretch 32

Supports: Arsenal

Wretch has supported the Gooners for as long as he can remember. Ian Wright is the reason behind this, with Wretch wanting to emulate the striker growing up leading him to fall hopelessly in love with Arsenal.

YGG

Support: Arsenal

YGG just straight up love football. The lyrical strikers regularly light up their radio sets with a barrage of football bars and PK has even toasted up to ex-fan-favourite Santi Cazorla by penning a song that remarkably includes an interview with the diminutive don in it.

Young T & Bugsey

Supports: Arsenal and Manchester United

The Nottingham duo are split in their allegiance of two teams who have fallen from grace of late, and are also too young to remember that their own city once had a side with serious European pedigree.

Youngs Teflon

Supports: Manchester United

Youngs is a proper football fanatic, regularly getting stuck into all the chat surrounding contemporary goings-on in the game on his Twitter. He’s a big United boy and massive Paul Pogba stan, and has even paid homage to Marcus Rashford on a track.

Yungen

Supports: Liverpool

Yungen is one of the most vocal Liverpool fans on the internet, regularly letting the people know he’s red through, regularly heading up to Anfield to watch games and even getting “Bestie” blasted out at Anfield.

Yxng Bane

Supports: Arsenal

Another long-suffering Arsenal fan, Bane is boys with Chuba Akpom and has likened admitting to supporting the gunners to confessing at church.