P money and Dot Rotten have been going head to head calling each other out on music videos.
With their issues going way back. It pretty much starts and ends with N.E. Following the break up of south London’s Essentials (notable for ‘Jenny‘ and ‘State Your Name‘) Jendor and N.E founded OGz. According to Jendor, N.E. was crucial to Dot Rotten’s early career. He brought him into OGz, put out his grime classic ‘Bazooka‘ and even gave him a place to stay. Dot didn’t get along with people in OGz; Little Dee and Jendor in particular. And (according to P) Dot among other things made a diss record for Dee. Dot left, Little Dee and Jendor started sending for Dot and tensions worsened. Then N.E passed away. Dot felt that given the tensions he didn’t want to start any trouble at the funeral so decided not to attend. The rest of OGz felt this was disrespectful and here we are.
P Money has zero interest in clashing Dot Rotten. And if Dot Rotten wanted to clash anybody else, well…this article wouldn’t exist. But it’s precisely because it’s P Money AND it’s Dot Rotten that this has to happen.
Firstly, P Money has absolutely nothing to gain from this. P has been at the centre of two high profile clashes; everyone knows what P does. Another clash isn’t gonna make him any bigger. Tinie Tempah on Lord of the Mics is news, P isn’t. P is big enough that anyone who listens to grime has already made their mind about him.
He’d make bigger headlines making an R&B album. Dot Rotten is hardly a nobody but it’s fair to say that P Money has the larger profile. Dot definitely has more to gain from this; exactly what is hard to say, ignoring his talent he doesn’t seem to particularly care about rapping. Dot and P’s styles are polar opposites but they’re also evenly matched. (Big H is great, but it’s not an understatement to say he was outmatched. And Ghetts simply didn’t want to clash) Which is another reason why this would be a great clash. Can we say they’re the Ryu and Ken of grime?…probably not.
Can this be stopped or will it spiral out of control?