BURR 24: George Bucks


Welcome to BURR. Brickcellphone’s Underground Rap Radar.

In this series, Brighton hip-hop DJ, Matt ‘Brickcellphone’ Leppier, is chatting to some of the underground rap talent on his radar. It’s as simple as that.

Follow him @brickcellphone and listen to him spin some of these artists on Offie Mag Radio.


This time Brickcellphone’s radar has led him to Berkshire, where the young wordsmith, George Bucks resides.

The Reading rapper comes with some satirical lyrics and visuals at times and truly seems like an artist comfortable doing whatever the bloody hell he feels like doing. His switches between grime and hip-hop, but can he live without one of them? Find out by reading all of the words below…



Big Bucka Bucks, I think we can both admit this is long overdue… Can you introduce yourself and let the people know who you are? 

My name is George Bucks and I make rhyming words to whatever genre you can rap on, really. I’m never fussy. It’s all dependent on my mood or the people in my room.

When can we expect a project or do you prefer banging out singles? 

I’m just finishing my EP so expect some punny boom-bap, a trap beat I produced myself and I don’t know… I’m just having fun with it.

I wake up in my boxers and I just go for it. I don’t have a scooby doo about structure.


Do you like Reading? Do you think it has a positive influence on your music? 

You know what, this is the best way for me to explain it; Ricky Gervais is from ’round here and a lot of the people are like characters you see in his stuff. So, for real, you know I’m having a ball writing ’round these ways and I think that’s why I don’t take life too seriously.

It’s all just one big Ricky production and we don’t even know it.

Ricky Gervais

One has to go – hip-hop or grime. Please explain your answer. 

You guys are killers! This is wrong! But I have to answer and it sucks ’cause I really love them both equally right.

But grime, for me, has this element where I find myself telling people “this is my Made in Chelsea.” Like, this is my reality show, this is what I follow. I love it; the energy, the beefs, the hunger and attitude. Like, grime for me is something I don’t think I could ever let go of at any age or any stage in life and that’s real shit.

What three things are you getting from Offie’s the most?

Every offie is going mad with Fanta flavours and I love it. So, Pineapple Fanta, OCBs and Skittles, man. I’m easily pleased.

Catch me at your wedding function quietly eating cocktail sausages.

George Bucks interview

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