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Watch JME discuss his love for Charizard with Pokémon’s official YouTube channel

The shiny Charizard evaded JME for years, until he swapped a copy of his album on gold vinyl for the cards.

North London MC/producer and Boy Better Know member JME has demonstrated his profound love for Pokémon for a long time. He even created ‘The Very Best’ last year, an ode to the Japanese cult brand that flaunted impressive pocket monster themed word play over an unmistakable theme tune-sampled beat.

In conjunction with Pokémon’s 20th anniversary (in case you needed a reminder how old you are) he’s given a special interview with the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Admitting that the coveted shiny (holographic) Charizard card evaded him for years, he recently offered to swap fans a limited gold edition of his 2015 album Integrity> in exchange for one. He’s since amassed an impressive assortment that now includes a first edition dark Charizard(?!).

The collection will be going up on his studio wall, and as JME himself says, “These will help me spit flames on the tracks”.

Now watch JME’s hilarious YouTube Sessions from 2014.