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Interview with Justin Clarke: His evolution from Ghetto to Ghetts, Music

Interview with Justin Clarke: His evolution from Ghetto to Ghetts

There’s no introduction needed, Justin Clarke is one of grime’s most interesting characters. An East London MC with unparalleled natural talent and a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style split personality; he has been involved in some of the genre’s most defining moments.

By | Music | Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 4:03 pm

Interview with Big H: Behind the scenes of Fire And Smoke, Arts

Interview with Big H: Behind the scenes of Fire And Smoke

“Grime ain’t about glorifying violence and drugs, it’s about documenting what’s actually happening. The reason I write about violence and drugs is because I’ve got nothing else to write about”.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 6:45 am

Interview with JME: The grime artist rewriting the rulebooks, Arts

Interview with JME: The grime artist rewriting the rulebooks

In the last year alone, JME has won the Lord of the Beats producer contest, featured on a top 3 hit alongside Wiley and Skepta with Can You Hear Me? and been named as one of the UK’s most influential tweeters

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 6:02 am

Interview with Riko Dan: Clashing is good for the youngers, but why are veteran MCs involved?, Arts

Interview with Riko Dan: Clashing is good for the youngers, but why are veteran MCs involved?

One of the more unfortunate recipients of Riko’s wrath was Demon, an East London MC best remembered for his verse on Pow! or his song Armshouse. “Yeah, he disappeared after that” Riko tells me, laughing nostalgically, “I remember it was on a Saturday night, I woke up to a million missed calls and messages on Sunday, so I went to the studio and done three tunes and I gave them to every single DJ that I knew and I went to every radio set and I slewed him for ages, AGES, and he just disappeared.”

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 28 October 2013 at 11:00 am

Interview with Kozzie, the young veteran, Arts

Interview with Kozzie, the young veteran

Lewisham MC Kozzie may be young, but when he speaks about his experiences in the grime scene you would be forgiven for thinking you were talking to one of the genre’s veterans

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 2 August 2013 at 7:00 am

Interview with Adam Deacon: Fueling my Ayia Napa envy, Arts

Interview with Adam Deacon: Fueling my Ayia Napa envy

The 30-year-old has also developed a fair career in the music industry. Deacon has hits currently on iTunes featuring Paloma Faith, grime heavyweight JME and rapper-come-soul-sensation Plan B – not to mention a host of solo tracks

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Interview with Jammer: Can grime be like fine wine? Does it get better with age?, Arts

Interview with Jammer: Can grime be like fine wine? Does it get better with age?

It wasn’t until I heard Fast Life on Logan Sama’s Kiss100 Monday night show that I realise the listening potential involved.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Interview with Novelist: Looking to the future of grime

“I’m happy that I’ve got the opportunity to spit alongside other DJ’s and MC’s who have been here longer than me,” he says, without an ounce of arrogance but with a considerable amount of confidence.

By | Music | Saturday, 6 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Koder: The new Kano?, Arts

Koder: The new Kano?

Koder is certainly a new voice in grime and should definitely be one to look out for – let’s just not go jumping to conclusions just yet

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 1 July 2013 at 5:00 am

Interview with Frisco ‘I wanted to step up the levels because I’m getting older and I can’t be speaking about the same stuff’, Arts

Interview with Frisco ‘I wanted to step up the levels because I’m getting older and I can’t be speaking about the same stuff’

In September 2006 Logan Sama’s Kiss FM grime show played host to a series of dubs from two of the scene’s biggest crews, The Movement and Boy Better Know, these dubs went on to be released as a compilation CD called The War Report and included some vicious sends from some of grime’s biggest names including Ghetto, Wiley, Jammer, Devlin and Wretch 32 (in the days before he sampled the Stone Roses and made pop music).

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 24 June 2013 at 6:00 pm

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