Grime 2017

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Spyro - best producer in the scene

paolo, Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Prez T over an old one from Danny Weed

paolo, Monday, 27 February 2017 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Keep posting these pls!

I've had Black in my head for the last two days.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 February 2017 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

JME left out man like steve irwin. RIP the crocodile hunter you know

||||||||, Monday, 27 February 2017 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

paolo, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

paolo, Saturday, 4 March 2017 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink

D Double E's new one is so bad I'm not sure if it's a piss take or not

paolo, Saturday, 4 March 2017 15:38 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

paolo, Monday, 27 March 2017 21:08 (one year ago) Permalink


niels, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:35 (one year ago) Permalink

paolo, Sunday, 2 April 2017 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink

love the afrotrappy oliver-twisty summertime vibes on that :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 14 April 2017 09:26 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Latest No Hats No Hoods release aims for the 'Golden Boy' vibes:

Mercer Finn, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Mist's stuff with Steel Banglez is pretty samey, but I dig it:

Mercer Finn, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I dunno if it's because some of these guys are on the festival circuit and need bigger-sounding productions, but there's a kind of 90s raviness creeping in - Avelino's 'Energy', Rude Kid's 'Banger After Banger' etc.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Maxsta over a remix of Together by Ruff Sqwad

paolo, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

I haven't been this excited about UK music in years

paolo, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 21:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Kurupt FM and Funky Dee on the same track!

paolo, Friday, 5 May 2017 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Lot of sick non-London MCs around these days. It's good to see

Bit of a drill influence on this one

paolo, Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

It was grime wot (sort of) won it!

Love love love this

— hattie collins (@hattiecollins) June 9, 2017

paolo, Friday, 9 June 2017 08:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I think we all need to come together and admit that right now JME is the greatest living British person.

Matt DC, Friday, 9 June 2017 08:58 (one year ago) Permalink

I come to your team and I fuck shit up. I'm Theresa May

del esdichado (NickB), Friday, 9 June 2017 09:09 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought it was Flow Dan doing the hook at first

I've never really gotten the hype about Bugzy Malone but this one is big

paolo, Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Spyro did an Essential Mix and it's terrific

paolo, Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:52 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Chip's lyrics are decent, his flow's good but he just doesn't have the voice. Cool beat though and Ghetts goes in as per

Not really grime tbf tbh

Bonkaz - daft name, sick MC

Izzie Gibbs is most definitely one to watch

paolo, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 18:32 (one year ago) Permalink

midyear heads up that the playlist is updated

ILM's Rolling Grime Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:28 (one year ago) Permalink

This Dot Rotten v P Money beef is mental. There's about ten videos so I'm not going to post them all but they are both going in HARD on each other. Makes me wish Dot had MCd more...

paolo, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Said he can't be boxed? (boxed you)
Said you can't be got? (got you)
Said you can't be dropped? (wait, I swear your label dropped you)
You thought I weren't gonna reply so you're way off your line and BOW... lobbed you

||||||||, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:22 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that's stunning!

P Money winning by a large margin tho

niels, Saturday, 29 July 2017 09:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Too close to call for me

paolo, Saturday, 29 July 2017 17:22 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Seriously Izzie Gibbs though. This lad needs to blow up sooner rather than later

paolo, Thursday, 24 August 2017 21:29 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuckin.... the best of carns hill is absolutely mindblowing. I can't turn it off

a lot of these MCs I've never thought too much of but these productions seem to bring out the best in them

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 September 2017 12:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I love how organic and eerie and rough it is, feels like hip hop sometimes for that reason, like the RZA, except then you notice your hand is tapping out 120bpm on your jeans leg

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 September 2017 12:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

First track I've heard from Big H in a while and it's a biggie

paolo, Friday, 29 September 2017 16:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah that's great!

niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Academic study finds grime as 'disruptive and powerful' as punk

Grime is the most "significant musical development within the UK for decades", according to the author of one of the first academic studies into the genre.

It's as "powerful and disruptive as punk", says the man behind the Ticketmaster report.

Whilst 73% of those questioned are aware of grime, the report found less than half (43%) actually listen to it.

There is also evidence that grime fans still feel the genre is perceived negatively by non-grime fans.

Mykaell Riley, director of the Black Music Research Unit at the University of Westminster, says grime is "an outsider".

"The genre said 'we're not going to do things in a conventional way'.

"Grime has challenged contemporary music in its production aesthetic, in its lyrical approach, in its performance ethic.

"It's challenged perceptions of what a young audience would be into and it's created politicians, in terms of how people have been followed."

In the 1970s, punk's sound, look and anti-establishment ethos caused disruption by energising a disillusioned section of youth culture.

He says grime has been allowed to evolve far longer than punk did, but the effect on its fans has been similar.

The report looks at grime's impact in the build-up to the 2017 general election when many artists publicly supported Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn under the Grime4Corbyn hashtag.

"I would say grime artists are the most intelligent group of individuals I've met in the music industry," says Mykaell.

"That's in terms of them understanding how the industry works and their own futures. The way they manage what they say and do in real time is amazing."

The report found - perhaps unsurprisingly - that the number of grime events on sale through Ticketmaster has quadrupled since 2010.

And of the 2,000 general music fans questioned for the report:
•73% are aware of grime
•43% listen to grime
•22% were fans of grime
•13% attended grime gigs

In addition, BPI figures show the number of grime streams has more than doubled in a year, from 86 million in 2016, to 206 million in 2017.

Spotify says Stormzy is the most streamed grime artist to date, followed by Skepta and Dizzee Rascal.

Wiley, the sixth most streamed, is seen as one of the genre's key pioneers.

Speaking to Newsbeat, he says grime is firmly in the mainstream, because England is "built on pop music".

"It's a strong pop market. Stormzy and Skepta have made grime into something today that pays as well as pop does."

However, there is evidence that some people are unhappy with how mainstream grime has become with 25% of those surveyed claiming its growing popularity is alienating "original" fans of the genre.

paolo, Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Who knew Ticketmaster did academic studies. Slightly odd to read a report with a foreword from a guy at the University of Westminster that features a picture of the Kurupt FM lads

paolo, Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Whilst 73% of those questioned are aware of grime, the report found less than half (43%) actually listen to it.

Whilst 86% of those questioned say they "love Stormzy's music", the report found only a quarter (25%) could name one of his songs. When "Shut Up" was excluded from consideration that number dropped to 4%.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

solo 45 jfc

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"not guilty" eh

good luck with that

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 20:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

'That's How I Like It' might be my song of the year, not sure if I like the remix or the Double E-only original the best. Probably the remix

abcfsk, Sunday, 26 November 2017 20:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:

ILM's 2017 Rolling Grime Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 7 December 2017 21:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

btw, that P Money "Real Talk" track is some powerhouse stuff

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 7 December 2017 21:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

Two tracks in one

Second verse on this is one of the best I've heard in grime this year

Deep one from Spyro. Ghetts goes innnn

paolo, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

And while I'm here I'd just like to wish you all a very grimy Christmas

paolo, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

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