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 basketballers, 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 full breakdown of the football teams your favourite UK rap and grime artists support.

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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.

Bugzy Malone

Supports: Neutral

Bugzy is still yet to confess his club colours. Despite being 0161, he’s yet to claim being either a red or a blue…but we do know he’s a die hard England fan, having even created a bespoke Three Lions kit earlier this year.

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.

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.

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.

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 K 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.

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”.

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

You don’t see many Liverpool fans pictured in vintage United shirts, but Loyle Carner’s regularly seen wearing a shirt in tribute to his hero, Eric Cantona, in honour of his late stepfather who was a massive United supporter.

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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.

MoStack

Supports: Arsenal

Regularly seen donning a full PUMA Arsenal tracksuit on the festival circuit this summer, MoStack is a big-time gooner, even kissing the badge during Arsenal’s ropey end to the season in his banger “What I Wanna” earlier this year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.