Grime and UK rap 2020

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Wiley sends for Dot Rotten on one of Dot's own beats, which just so happens to be a personal favourite of mine from back in the day

Jaykae sends for Wiley and Dot

Dot sends for Stormzy. Not sure if he's high profile enough to get a reply

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:54 (six months ago) link

Loving this tbh tbf ngl

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:55 (six months ago) link

Double Lz and Bandokay from OFB could well do like Headie One this year and get some mainstream success. Same applies to DigDat

paolo, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:59 (six months ago) link

round 2 goes to stormzy too

||||||||, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:32 (six months ago) link

I'm worried about Wiley

lukas, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:37 (six months ago) link

jesus christ, stormzy

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

Another decent effort from Wiley but you've got to say Stormzy has absolutely bodied him there. 2-0

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:18 (six months ago) link

Those bars about Wiley's mum, fucking hell. I also like that he's holding a cup of tea in both of his videos and ends them by blowing a raspberry

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:19 (six months ago) link

That video at the top was Disrespect by Wiley on the Bazooka riddim. Dunno why it's gone now

paolo, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:20 (six months ago) link

Please Stormzy! Dont hurt him!

Lillian Gish Funko Pop (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:33 (six months ago) link


Diss tracks aside, it feels like every year I have more respect for Wiley, especially as a producer. I keep finding old Devil Mix beats that are just insane.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:43 (six months ago) link

Loving this tbh tbf ngl

― paolo, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:55 PM


idgaf (roxymuzak), Thursday, 9 January 2020 19:43 (six months ago) link

Both sides appear to be enjoying this whole beef a bit too much but it's excellent theatre nonetheless.

Matt DC, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:07 (six months ago) link

no idea how Wiley comes back from that but I'll be sad if this is over

lukas, Friday, 10 January 2020 16:31 (six months ago) link

He's not going down without a fight

paolo, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:34 (six months ago) link

i think that's tbh the best of his 3 but stormzy seems done with this

idgaf (roxymuzak), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:43 (six months ago) link

It just occurred to me that in every other clash/war that Wiley's been involved in he's been the guy at the top who the youngsters are coming for. Obviously he's older than Stormzy and he'll always be the King Of Grime but this is probably the first time he's been the underdog in this sort of situation

paolo, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:49 (six months ago) link

would love a third and final stormzy

||||||||, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:13 (six months ago) link

I could listen to them go back and forth like this all year tbh

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:22 (six months ago) link

new wiley and d double joint

Bstep, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:10 (five months ago) link

So it doesn't look like Stormzy's going to reply. I'm calling this a draw

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:44 (five months ago) link

he was on ebro yesterday giving himself the W

||||||||, Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:47 (five months ago) link

can someone recommend some uk drill rappers? the only one i know is pop smoke lol

Bstep, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:02 (five months ago) link

Headie One, RV Bandokay and Double Lz from OFB. Headie is currently in prison for six months so don't expect anything new soon
Nito NB
Digga D (who I believe is also locked up), Sav'O and Horrid1 from CGM (formerly 1011)
Skengdo and AM from 410
Zone 2, especially Kwengface and Karma
Harlem Spartans especially Loski (also in prison I think)
Russ (doesn't really make drill any more tbh)

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:14 (five months ago) link

Check out the other grime/UK rap threads which have been crammed full of drill vids by me

paolo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:15 (five months ago) link

DigDat shows Aitch how it's done. Slightly disappointed to hear him say that he was on the wing like Ozil when Ozil's always been a centre mid

This lad is basically Coventry's J Hus, and there's nothing wrong with that

K Trap pretty much does the same thing on every track but it never really gets old

Octavian does drill

Some actual drillers do drill. This lad is Stefflon Don's brother. He's also an absolute unit

paolo, Friday, 24 January 2020 12:08 (five months ago) link

wow, i like this pa salieu guy way more than j hus. thx 4 all the great reccs fam

Bstep, Friday, 24 January 2020 15:23 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

dot would destroy that kid tho lmao

Bstep, Saturday, 8 February 2020 07:10 (five months ago) link

He probably would. Surprised he's not replied yet (as far as I know)

paolo, Saturday, 8 February 2020 08:38 (five months ago) link

Wiley and Stormzy are beefing again on Twitter. What are they like?

paolo, Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:45 (four months ago) link

Dave does Black live at the Brits with a new verse, calls Boris Johnson a racist

And Stormzy did a medley. I love a good medley

paolo, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:56 (four months ago) link

Also Unknown T has been found not guilty of murder

paolo, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

And he's put out a song to celebrate

UK drill's tribute to MJ. It's quite catchy

Frosty got over a million views last year on a tune he put out on his own channel with no video when he was locked up. His flow is so laid back

As is SL's

Aitch always sounds like he needs to blow his nose

paolo, Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:09 (four months ago) link

Bstep, Monday, 9 March 2020 19:46 (four months ago) link

That's cold. D Double has a good voice for drill

We have a coronavirus drill track, and it's actually quite good. Looks like these lads were right about wearing masks all along.

Ill Blu do drill

Pete and Bas do drill with some Irish and Australian guys

New Yxng Bane with another wavy one

This is Aitch's best work so far, and one of AJ Tracey's best as well

paolo, Friday, 20 March 2020 09:44 (three months ago) link

Hmm the coronavirus track doesn't seem to be linking properly. It's called Spreadin' (Coronavirus) by Psychs

Also I hope you're all as excited as I am to learn that Ruff Sqwad's long lost grime classic R U Double F is getting a vinyl release

paolo, Friday, 20 March 2020 09:50 (three months ago) link

absolute stone cold unimpeachable A+++ banger

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:10 (three months ago) link

coronavirus track is a bop too

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:12 (three months ago) link

Ill Blu drill track rules.

Matt DC, Friday, 20 March 2020 16:26 (three months ago) link

i like that v9 joint

Bstep, Friday, 20 March 2020 21:12 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

There's a new album out from Skepta, Chip and Young Adz. I've not heard the whole thing but what I have heard hasn't been that great tbh. Young Adz gets on my wick

paolo, Saturday, 4 April 2020 11:12 (three months ago) link

chat with my oldest just led me to Headie One's "Gang". loving this, it's moving as fuck

Kier today, Dom tomorrow (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:37 (three months ago) link

late to this, but was this never posted in last year's thread? madness!
Young T & Bugsey ft. Headie One • Don't Rush

couldn't find their previous (and even bigger) hit either, tho it was nommed in the EOY Tracks:
Young T & Bugsey ft. Aitch • Strike A Pose

see they just dropped an album as well, gonna have to check it out

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 5 April 2020 21:10 (three months ago) link

I think I meant to post Don't Rush in here but didn't. I wasn't feeling Strike A Pose so much

paolo, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:43 (three months ago) link

Headie says he's done with drill. It looks like he's going to try for mainstream success, and good luck to him

paolo, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:45 (three months ago) link

“Don’t Rush” my favourite of the two by far as well. It’s so good.


No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 10:57 (three months ago) link

Judging by his Twitter right now, Tempa T has gone way off the deep end.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 13:40 (three months ago) link

He seems to be the David Icke of grime. He also seems to be trying to bully JME into doing a load of burpees.

Have some new JME and a topical Lady Leshurr track. Made the video on her phone in her flat apparently

paolo, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 21:36 (three months ago) link

Listened to the Young T & Bugsey album.** It’s enjoyable enough, but very far from thrilling. Hardcore they ain’t (if that’s what you’re looking for), it’s J Hus-ultralite, lyrically and musically (they even have a Jae5 track in “Madonna”), but the biggest weakness is that there’s no personality or character at work here. Not really a dealbreaker when the track is as good as in “Don’t Rush”, but over the course of an album...

**does this qualify as essential frontline work?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 10 April 2020 20:34 (three months ago) link

Bstep, Saturday, 11 April 2020 15:49 (two months ago) link

i'm enjoying that Young T album! not looking for hardcore in the summer tho tbh

Pliny O'Toole (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 April 2020 15:54 (two months ago) link

(don't really listen to albums front to back tho tbf)

Pliny O'Toole (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 April 2020 15:54 (two months ago) link

Bstep, Thursday, 16 April 2020 21:47 (two months ago) link

That's a good one

This guy's got a different flow from your average driller

CB got a life sentence last year. Not sure why this is only coming out now.

Brian Eno does drill, by which I mean that he's remixed Headie One. It's not that great.

Joy Orbison does drill. It's OK.

paolo, Thursday, 23 April 2020 08:42 (two months ago) link

I don't think either Brian Eno or Joy Orbison are real drillers if I'm being honest

paolo, Thursday, 23 April 2020 08:47 (two months ago) link

joy o track was dope! eno needs to retire tho lol

Bstep, Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:15 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

RIP Ty, died of COVID 19 aged 47. One of the best UK rappers from the 2000s

paolo, Friday, 8 May 2020 09:42 (two months ago) link

So who sampled Push The Feeling On better? Like for AJ and MoStack, comment for Mist and Fredo

paolo, Friday, 8 May 2020 09:56 (two months ago) link

Both tracks might be good if they weren't sampling that rubbish song

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 8 May 2020 10:36 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Push The Feeling On is awesome

Pete and Bas are actually pretty good on drill. They've got the masks and everything.

Aitch does drill. There can't be many big name UK rappers who haven't been on a drill beat now.

I could see Poundz getting some mainstream success. He sure knows how to write a catchy hook.

Ivorian Doll with a rare school-themed drill video. Still the only woman in the scene I think.

paolo, Friday, 22 May 2020 20:25 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Stormzy on a drill beat. I don't think this track's that great, his verse is the high point

MizOrMac from Harlem Spartans is out of prison after three years I think and he's back with a conscious one

I think we need more Autotune in drill

Ill Blu do drill again

paolo, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 08:53 (one month ago) link

Bstep, for searching purposes and as backup for when these links get broken (bound to happen sooner or later), would it be too much to ask you to provide track info when posting YouTubes or other links?

Let’s not turn this thread (or any other thread for that matter) into a broken link graveyard! #threadetiquette

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

Should start doing that myself really even though not many vids get taken down these days. That Skengdo and AM tune is the best one they've done in time. Good to see Karma socially distancing and covering himself up too

Potter Payper - 2020 Vision Freestyle - Potter's out, and he's back on a 90s style beat with a live drummer and everything

Loski x MoStack - Training Day - Mostack does drill

Belly Squad Ft. Fizzler - Corn Around - Afrobashment type vocals on a drill beat, works pretty well

M24 - Peter Pan

(Zone 2) Kwengface - Mad About Bars w/ Kenny Allstar [S5.E4]

Nito NB - Starburst

paolo, Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

Wasn’t even thinking about vids being taken down for their content - just them disappearing over time, over rights issues or just because - but in drill especially that’s another factor yeah.

Does this belong here? It features Ms Banks AND Ms fucking Dynamite!
Clipz ft. Ms Banks, Ms. Dynamite & Jaykae • Again

(Clipz = Redlight)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 25 June 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

damn, Juls remix dropped just now as well!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 25 June 2020 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

That Redlight remix, fuck yeah. So good to see Ms Dynamite back

paolo, Friday, 26 June 2020 10:04 (two weeks ago) link

i don't follow uk rap but holy shit @ this

carin' (map), Friday, 26 June 2020 17:45 (two weeks ago) link

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