M.E.N III

Album: single release only (2020)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • On March 25, 2020, Bugzy Malone was riding his Can-Am Spyder F3 quad bike when it was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The smash, which occurred on Rochdale Road in Bury, left the rapper seriously injured. Here he details his crash, which the nurses later told him he was lucky to survive because he wasn't wearing a helmet.

    When the car pulled out, I knew that we was crashing
    And at that point my life was meant to start flashing
    I just blacked out, woke up on the concrete with feathers everywhere

  • Three weeks later, Bugzy's life was again hanging by a thread when he got a blood clot on his chest.

    The blood clot passed through my heart and into my lungs
    And the pain was a deeper feeling
    I shouted for the nurse
    I could feel myself leaking with a face full of sweat
    Could barely catch my breath
  • The song marks Bugzy's return to the rap game after making a full recovery.

    And now I'm back
    They don't call me the King of the North for nothing
    Watch this
  • The third installment in Bugzy's "M.E.N" series, this song also finds him touching on other topics such as mental health and suicide.
  • "M.E.N" stands for Manchester Evening News, the main newspaper in Bugzy's home city, which has published articles on the rapper throughout his controversial career. Bugzy recorded the original "M.E.N" track in response to their report in February 2015 that he was wanted for questioning over a violent assault outside a nightclub. Five years later, The Manchester Evening News featured him in several articles detailing his quad bike accident and recovery.
  • London-based electronic/house producer Blinkie supplied the beat. He is best known for his remixes for the likes of Sigala ("Say You Do") and Anne-Marie ("Birthday").

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