Grime MC Solo 45 is currently deep in preparation for his appearance alongside his crew Boy Better Know at this week’s Red Bull Culture Clash. The grime collective will be defending the title, which they won at last year’s event. They’ve got their work cut out with competition from Jamaica’s legendary Stone Love, the A$AP [...]
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“The problem comes when that inner circle run the game until someone comes out and literally blows them out of the water and they can’t block him – there’s a lot of blocking going on.”
Back when VGA camera phones were still all the rage, grime was in its relative musical element. By 2004, many had loosened the shackles on the early term, eskibeat, and instead accepted grime as the conclusive phrase to describe this inner city sound.
The choice of music at FWD’s 11th birthday, set in a basement off Brick Lane on a viscous August night, reflects the inclusivity of the modern ‘bass music’.
Scratcha DVA has never been one to follow suit. Whether it be the flamboyance and off-kilter movements of his grime tunes of yesteryear or his rampant ramblings as Rinse FM’s grimy breakfast show host. Since, he’s turned his attention to the production of his debut longplayer for Hyperdub, calling on such diverse talents as Vikter Duplaix and Muhsinah.
Reading based MC Sami Switch has been infiltrating the walls of grime stardom with complex, multiple meaning bars for at least a couple of months. With the release of new mixtape ‘Carpe Diem’ backing his already very impressive SB TV videos, 2011 is set to be a corker for the young rapper.
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