Ladbroke Grove

Album: AJ Tracey (2019)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • AJ Tracey was born and raised in the Ladbroke Grove area of western London. This song finds him recalling his early days when he appeared as a garage MC on pirate radio stations.

    Tek time, everyting's live and that
    Because AJ T's on the mic and that


    The Ladbroke Grove radio station has just gone "live."
  • The song also acts as a homage to old-school garage. It was inspired in particular by Sweet Female Attitude's single "Flowers," which was a #2 hit in the UK in 2000. Tracey grew up on garage. He told Apple Music: "I am from Ladbroke Grove and I love my hood. It's a sound that people know is real."
  • "Ladbroke Grove" samples some of Jorja Smith's vocals from her 2018 track "Wandering Romance."
  • This won Best British Song at the 2020 NME Awards.

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