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Master Pen is all about the great emcees of our time coming to this platform and breaking down their incredible lyrics that keep the culture moving forward. Gudm embodies this purpose. With his latest release “Warzone” we had to know more about the work that goes into this artist’s process. Gudm was gracious enough to take time to break down the Master Pen behind his new record. Below he breaks down his Master Pen.

Who is Gudm the artist?

I’m a 20 year old student who’s been making music infrequently as my escape/release from life. Im a pretty laid back guy who takes everything way too casually but having just finished my degree I’m ready start making music properly. 

What inspired the lyrical approach to your “Warzone”?

The approach for Warzone was basically to just lay out what I can do lyrically in terms of flows and wordplay while using mostly COD: Warzone related lyrics. No hook or catchy chorus, just Warzone bars. 

In your opinion what is the bar you wrote that you knew would get people’s attention and break it down?

Honestly I wasn’t sure what would hit and what wouldn’t, a lot of the bars require a decent knowledge of Warzone and they go by pretty fast so I didn’t really expect any of them to be big hitters. I think “Imma send them kids to the ICU, cos they really wanna test my patience” may be the best. After ICU there’s an “I SEE YOU” ad-lib, so firstly there’s the wordplay there, but then there’s also the “test my patience/patients” because obviously the ICU is the medical ward. 

What do you think is the bar that people may sleep on listening to “Warzone” and why?

I think the best bar would be at the end of the 4 bar that goes “ADS got you lookin like a Hindu, dot on your head so you know I won’t miss you, I just be taking these dudes of the street, I am the Big Issue”. First off the first 2 bars there are really funny to me, the visual of a red dot sight aimed at the forehead looking like a Hindu is jokes,  but the final 2 bars are definitely my favourite and definitely slept on.

The wordplay here comes from the fact that in the UK there’s a newspaper called “The Big Issue” and it’s basically a charity that creates newspapers and distributes them to homeless people to sell on the streets as a way of making money and getting back on their feet, so the double meaning is 1. I’m killing everyone in Warzone, if you see me it’s a big issue. And 2. The way I’m taking dudes off the street it’s like the newspaper The Big Issue.

What would you rate your pen on “Warzone” 1-10? 10 being the highest?

I’d rate if a 7.5, pretty decent but I still have a good amount to work on.

What can people expect next from Gudm?

Expect the unexpected, I’m gonna be releasing a lot more this year and I’m gonna be dabbling in a lot of styles. I’ve been tryna make music I think everyone will like but this year I’m making what I wanna make, so be ready. 

Check out Gudm “Warzone” below and follow him on Instagram. Stay Global my Friends!

https://www.instagram.com/gudmgrime/

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