Hip-Hop x Dubstep = Grime

After my introduction at the first general meeting, people asked me what was that genre i spoke about briefly, grime is the name, my first recommendation is to turn up the bass & get with the lingo...

MCing has been very present in the UK for a long time, originally brought by jamaican soundsystems, MCs started to become more electronic when the rave phenomenon hit, making them spit hard and fast as hell over old school garage, jungle or drum & bass.
Catch a young Wiley or Asher D (who was featured in 50 Cents 'Get Rich Or Die Trying' film as a Jamaican named Antoine) spittin like crazy in a rave in an abandoned church, back in the day:

90's started to go by and the grime we know nowadays started to shape with names like Kano, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal or Frisco.

And in the recent years, the final bass punch came in when dubstep producers started to offer their tracks to MCs like P-Money, Newham Generals, JME, Foreign Beggars, Skepta, etc. Thats why you will see the producer name all over the track title like they were the artist.
To get an overall introduction to grime & a great playlist to work the fuck out to, get P-Money's 'I Beat The Tune' mixtape for free HERE

P-Money x Marco Del Horno & DJ Swerve

Foreign Beggars x Noisia

P-Money with one of dubsteps biggest acts right now, Magnetic Man (composed by Skream, Benga & Artwork)

And as a grand finale the hypest badman of them all...Tempa T x Chase & Status

If for any crazy reason you are still reading this I will assume you have a lot of free time, so if you want to learn more about the story behind this movement and hip-hops development in the UK, watch the 'Life Of Rhyme' documentary, in 4 parts on youtube. It is sick.

On a final note, Grime goes totally apart and in different lanes from the UK hip-hop acts like Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Giggs, Chipmunk etc.
Most of them are pussies trying to copy american radio hip-hop. And fail. Miserably.


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