Here’s an Essential Playlist Featuring The Best Baller-Inspired Bars in UK Rap

Listen to the hardest football-inspired flows while the game is on stand by 🎶

March 18th 2020

Now more than ever, it’s a time for sticking together and helping each other out. So, after seeing the positive responses to our recent post on the archive of iconic football matches you can watch while in self-isolation, we thought we’d respond to another request we’ve been inundated with for a minute now.

We’ve finally created VERSUS’ very own Spotify account complete with essential music for you to listen to during this period of social distancing and lack of football.

After reading the various DM’s asking us to share a playlist of all heat we’re listening to at VERSUS HQ over the last few years, we finally thought that now is a better time than ever to share up some of the tracks that we’ve been rating, that showcase why we came to being in the first place.

With most UK Rappers having kicked ball growing up, and most footballer’s car stereos regularly heard blasting out the latest J Hus or Headie One on the way to training, the two worlds now enjoy a rock-solid, symbiotic relationship.

Nowadays, you’d find it difficult to listen to a new Mixtape Madness exclusive and not hear a football-related rhyme. With DigDat, Headie One and KO leading the new gen and following on from the likes of Dave and AJ Tracey’s lyrical antics in the last few years, UK rappers have relentlessly reeled off baller-inspired bars over the years.

So with that being said, we’ve rounded up 50 tracks complete with some of the best football-inspired bars from grime, drill and UK rap for you to tune into below – and give us a shout if you want to see more playlists from VERSUS going forward.

In other music news, watch up-and-coming rapper Psychs aptly-timed drill heater “Spreadin’ (Coronavirus)”.