Grime and UK rap 2019

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4jpQMUScUk

Headie One is always so laid back, he makes Giggs look like Tempa T. Dave's verse on this is super duper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfgw7ffTsiU

Bam Bam on an old school 90s boom bap type beat

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_f7R5qGQwU

It'll be interesting to see what happens with drill this year, there's plenty of talented MCs and producers in the scene, I'm hoping they can take it up a level

paolo, Friday, 4 January 2019 13:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

did anybody read this, and if so, was it good?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0008257132/?coliid=I2BVJTBY756HFR&colid=2X0PVPDUAXF49&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 4 January 2019 13:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, and it was. I can also recommend This Is Grime by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose, Eskiboy by Wiley and Grime Kids by Target

paolo, Friday, 4 January 2019 14:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for the new thread! Has there been any good roundups of the 2018 uk rap/swing/grime scene(s) yet? I enjoyed quite a few of them this year but I have no idea which songs were actually the most popular.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fact did one but not sure if there's any others

paolo, Friday, 4 January 2019 14:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hmmm, that list's a bit too hard for my tastes. Surely someone somewhere must have rated the more afro-dancehall adjacent rap stuff at some point?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 4 January 2019 15:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Why did no one mention there was a rap music comedy game show? Made by ITV?! I'm still not sure if I can believe it

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Don%27t+Hate+The+Playaz+ITV2

Scheduled for next autumn: Who Wants to Be a Drillionaire

sbahnhof, Saturday, 5 January 2019 06:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Longneck - I'm not sure there's any kind of critical focus around that stuff even now. Non-grime UK rap still isn't really written about enough (except in a tabloidy drill panic way) and the afropop stuff barely at all despite being legit chart music now.

Is there a drill or afroswing track that enough of us can rally around to get it into the ILX poll? I'm guessing Homerton B/Vroom/I See You Shining?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 08:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Stylo G - Touchdown is a fave. I also like J Hus - Dark Vader and Yxng Bane & Maleek Berry’s Corner, plus Afro B’s Drogba. And EO’’s German. Not sure if I or anybody else actually rememebered to nom them though, lol.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

* remembered

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

German and Dark Vader were definitely nominated, I remember checking as I would have nominated them otherwise.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Good. I also like the ones you mentioned and am ready to vote for at least one of them.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Vroom will def get a vote, and I can probably be persuaded to vote for Homerton B too.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Those were the two I was thinking of as well (although I'll probably vote for two or three others at least).

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not sure there's any kind of critical focus around that stuff even now. Non-grime UK rap still isn't really written about enough (except in a tabloidy drill panic way) and the afropop stuff barely at all despite being legit chart music now

I'm surprised there isn't more coverage of UK rap, everyone in the media was banging on about grime a couple of years ago (and with good reason). Maybe a lot of journalists just find it too poppy to take seriously. This article/interview was pretty decent. Who know that Mabel was Neneh Cherry's daughter?

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/02/everybody-is-looking-at-us-right-now-how-black-british-pop-reclaimed-the-charts

paolo, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Why did no one mention there was a rap music comedy game show?

I don't know but I'm glad you did!

paolo, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P8OvKbrs7o

This would also fit in the afro bashment thread

paolo, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't follow this scene well at all, but I thought this was an amusing development:

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

rob, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

That's wicked, good to see the Tories being held to account by the afro bashment scene

paolo, Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:09 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC1e9F7VaNw

Octavian's won the BBC Sound of 2019 and rightly so

paolo, Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:57 (six days ago) Permalink

Ta!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fG7F9hIKHM

Russ has taken drill into the top 40 with Gun Lean, not really feeling it tbh but the remix is a bit better. Good to see Lethal B keeping up with the youngsters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZxuNEyz4k

Abz has the perfect voice for drill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr0cladAIyY

67 link up with some German drillers and the results aren't very good. There's an Irish drill scene now as well

paolo, Saturday, 19 January 2019 10:52 (three days ago) Permalink

Into the idea of Irish drill tbh.

Matt DC, Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:03 (three days ago) Permalink

Also Skengdo and AM have been given nine month suspended sentences for being rude about their opps

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/drill-rappers-skengdo-and-am-given-suspended-jail-sentence-a4043391.html

paolo, Saturday, 19 January 2019 12:58 (three days ago) Permalink


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