BBC Radio 1Xtra has brought us a brand new YouTube-exclusive series ‘Decks Of Kin‘, a show that explores the musical roots of some of our favourite artists in and around black music culture. One episode in particular zooms in on Novelist, one of the biggest names to come out of the 2016 Grime resurgence, who sits down with his mum to talk about how Rap and Reggae influenced his ideas of music growing up and the impact Grime has had on him.

Take in the video above to find out more about Novelist‘s biggest influences, his mother’s favourite tracks of his, and the track that reminds her of the MC.