D Double E is one of the best known MCs in the grime scene, due to the fact he is regarded as a veteran in the scene, as well as for having a distinctive flow and style.
D Double E used to be a member of the 187 Crew, with Jammer and Armour. The group were invited to join Nasty Crew, and they accepted apart from Jammer, who did join later after N.A.S.T.Y were in contact with a record company and he was approached to work on the production. After being one of the earliest members of Nasty Crew, Double left the collective due to disagreements, which are thought to revolve around the fact that D Double E used the prestigious Nasty Crew name to secure solo bookings. Double also left the crew with Footsie and Monkstarr, and these MCs, along with DJ Tubby established the grime collective the Newham Generals.
The Newham Generals are currently signed to the label Dirtee Stank, a label established by former grime MC Dizzee Rascal, and their debut album Generally Speaking is due for imminent release. The Newham Generals have a regular slot on the pirate radio station Rinse FM.