Grime and UK rap 2018

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEFO5RfzjTU

I think we need more grime videos with the MCs dressed as wizards

paolo, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5hFMqOt5Pc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y4eFnLRIzI

Skepta's been hanging out with the American lads. Best tracks he's done since Konnichiwa for me

paolo, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Getting into the latest Dave EP at the moment, everything else either doesn't stand out or I'm over with for now.

Custard Cream, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Dave seemed kind of Trenchant Social Commentary from the cursory listen I gave recently

#TeamHailing (imago), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

good stuff Paolo, will be following thread (though I will probably not have any input)

Alakazam is v good

niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwEntZbf4o

The level of MCing in drill is high but a lot of the beats are just boring, this one's a lot better than your average track. Carns Hill's definitely the best at this style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YfCIx3007U

Seriously one of the best MCs in the UK right now

paolo, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Get yourself a nine to five
It's not working

paolo, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

do we have a UK afro thread because
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd6K6BcXI8Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncu3eYkmTxk

||||||||, Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Yes we do and here it is -UK afrotrap - thread for discussing MoStack, J-Hus, Kojo Funds, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, Yxng Bane etc

I really liked No Don but I'm just not really feeling anything else that Lotto Boyz have done tbh

paolo, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:29 (two months ago) Permalink

That Lady Leshurr track is excellent btw

drugs don't kill people, poppers do (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

it is indeed, and what a hilarious U2 bar

niels, Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK40q7PJkJQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMkK4JR-pho

Have some drill

paolo, Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Are there any Americans making beats like this? I know drill's originally from Chicago but as far as I'm aware the UK guys have made it into their own thing

paolo, Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYCD05L9NSk

Skepta on another American beat, with Suspect this time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR2nAb-mpGY

Suspect going solo. This beat >>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4eo_KZMU1Y

Sini Sayso on the second beat in this is I think the only time I've heard a drill MC rap about anything apart from violence or drugs. Obviously these are popular subjects in rap and grime but in drill it's just relentless, literally every song is about stabbing and/or shooting opps and/or paigons. And selling drugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAS8zQt6Wik

New Dave, doing his conscious thing

paolo, Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:29 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruu9DwzVyJ4

Another Lady Leshurr freestyle. Absolutely kills it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uIc1GQL2XE

New Octavian. Got a bit of a James Blake vibe and a bit of a UK funky vibe, so that's a first

paolo, Sunday, 1 April 2018 19:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Any good grime tracks recently? Because I haven't heard any. What I've heard of Wiley's new album has been a bit average

paolo, Sunday, 1 April 2018 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Have more drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUzTBbaoqSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRq19nq67p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeFxSP7EfoY

(This one has a puppy in the video, so that's another first)

paolo, Sunday, 1 April 2018 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

enjoyed that Octavian song a lot! which genre would you say it is?

niels, Monday, 2 April 2018 09:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

first UKG song to mention beryllium?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9yJgE6v4k

||||||||, Monday, 2 April 2018 09:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think that's the first song in any genre to mention beryllium

xp no clue. That one could easily fit in the afro-bashment/afro-swing/UK afro thread I guess but it's a bit housey so who knows. With that stuff it feels like we're at one of those awesome 'wot do u call it?' points where it's all a bit up in the air

paolo, Monday, 2 April 2018 17:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

omg did u just diss tom lehrer

imago, Monday, 2 April 2018 17:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that song is cool but jme kills it too much compared to yung fume

imago, Monday, 2 April 2018 17:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Hands" by Octavian is one of the best songs of 2018

niels, Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:07 (five days ago) Permalink

thoughts?
http://www.complex.com/music/2018/04/grime-needs-a-shake-up/

||||||||, Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:32 (five days ago) Permalink

for every genre there's an article like that every once in a while?

niels, Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:51 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah pretty much. It's been a bit quiet recently and maybe it'll come back and maybe it won't

paolo, Monday, 23 April 2018 16:22 (four days ago) Permalink

Have yet more drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkWPX3ztO_c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlw2as9Dito

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENME8JiB90

(this one has another dog in it)

paolo, Monday, 23 April 2018 16:39 (four days ago) Permalink


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