Addison Lee

Album: Take Not3s (2016)
Charted: 57

Songfacts®:

  • Not3s is an east London rapper who first blew up with this track titled after a cab firm based in the English capital.
  • Not3s came up with the song while freestyling in a Stratford studio in October 2016. He recalled to The Fader:

    "That day I took an Addison Lee to the studio with [producer] Maly On The Track. We were going through instrumentals and vibing off them. As always, we were just talking complete rubbish over the music trying to make something out of it. Within the first 10 seconds of hearing that beat ['Addison Lee'], I was saying 'Peng ting called Maddison, come jump in my Addison Lee.' [My friends] were laughing but I was serious about making this into a song. After that I took it to another studio in [north London] Green Lanes, and to a producer called N2theA. I was just winging it, I never structured it or nothing. Just saying what I wanted to say.

    From there I started putting clips on my Instagram and Snapchat and people would message me like, 'Yo, when is this coming out?.' There's an account on Instagram called @imjustbait, sort of like a U.K. WorldStar. [The song was] posted on there and that's when it went mad."

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