- Words Notion Staff
- Photography Shervin Lainez
Camden-born viral Grime artist Rinsa Malone on his musical firsts, from the first time he faced an obstacle in his career, to the first time he felt starstruck.
Known for his involvement in the rise of Grime alongside the likes of D Double E, Rinsa Malone is an artist using the power of the viral video to spread his music. Dubbed as a modern-day TikTok sensation, his new track “One Eye Open” features his famous one-liner “One eye open when I’m sleeping”, now a hashtag and sound that amassed a colossal 104.2M views on the app.
The track is catchy with a hard-hitting edge and a powerful beat, and shows just how much experience Rinsa Malone has in the game. Seizing the opportunity after the widespread recognition and appreciation for the original video, the new single release also comes with visuals filmed on Oxford Street in Central London, attracting crowds with his signature tune. His personal TikTok boasts a cool 1.2 million likes, having received love from the likes of Chunkz and Arrdee.
To celebrate the track release, at the start of what’s set to be a big year for the star, we caught up with Rinsa Malone to find out some musical firsts: from the first time he faced an obstacle in his career, to the first time he felt starstruck.