Lord Of The Mics 3: The Return Of The Clash
Battle rapping has always played a big part in hip-hop culture. Starting way back in the 1970s on the street corners of America’s inner-cities, aspiring rappers would regularly congregate to lyrically attack one another in a bid to win over a critical crowd, who would later decide on the winner. Fast forward 30 years, and the UK’s grime scene would go on to create its own version of the roadside activity.
“Clashing” is a term coined by the originators of London’s grime scene, where two MCs go back-to-back and send their best lyrical shots at each other to win the match. But it was to be a certain DVD series that would take it to a whole new level.
In 2004, Jammer and the late Esco decided to put together ‘Lord Of The Mics’, a series which saw even some of today’s chart-toppers, like Tinchy Stryder, Wiley, Skepta and Kano, going at it on the mic against an opponent. With the first and second series being such a success, Big Dada-signed Jammer will now give fans a third installment.
Injecting some much-needed energy back into a currently exhausted grime scene, ‘Lord Of The Mics 3′ will bring out the best in some of the most talked about MCs around today. Things are about to get interesting, though, as fans will now get to witness their favourite MCs of yesteryear go up against some of the scene’s new blood. Having respect for one’s elders will be a thing of the past after this showdown.
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