Newry Grime and Rap fans are in mourning today as the sad news broke that MC Paddy ‘Big-Roll’ McDonald has retired after running out of words that rhyme with Ye-Ha, Ding and Newry Crew.
MC Big-Roll who was honoured by Newry, Mourne & Down District Council as being an ‘Inspirational figure’ and was given the Freedom of Newry for his services to Grime and Rap music shocked the music world with his announcement made via his representatives Sony Music this morning.
In an emotionally charged statement MC Big-Roll said:
“To all my fans in Newry, big shout out to the Barcroft Crew and the Derrybeg Pose who stuck with me from the start, big up to you all fam. But I simply have exhausted the English language with words that rhyme with Ye-Ha, Ding and Newry Crew and for me as an artist, its time I walked away while at the top. Big respect to you all, peace my niggas.”
It is thought a special Samaritans telephone line has been opened for the Newry music fraternity after this shocking and sad news.