My first recollections of the grime scene are around 18 years ago, in 1997, when acts like Wiley used to jump on the mic mc'ing on jungle tracks, on pirate radio. He then set up a music click called Pay as U Go Cartel. A few years later in 2001, Pay as U Go released a single called Champagne Dance that had the capitals urban nightclubs jumping.
Hailing from London E3, Jessica Agombar has rid any notion of Grime being entirely by males. Having rolled deep (pun intended) with Dizzee Rascal and Ruff Sqwad, this young lady has entered the Grime arena to add a fresh approach to the genre she grew up on. Here, he tells us more about her jouney so far.
Just like the sun, Scorcher returns from his hiatus to bless the UK with some heat! The North London grime veteran dropped his new single Work Get It, produced by Tobi Shy Boy, in preparation for a full onslaught of fresh material from his forthcoming EP 1 Of 1. We caught the low down on his what he's been up.
Kozzie the London-based MC doesn't usually smile much, but with the release of his new EP Koz The Kid 2 out now, leading him to be heralded as the prince of new wave grime, there is more than enough reason for him to crack a grin. I put forward some questions to the MC as he prepares to take his new post.
Footsie, one half of the Newham Generals and a music veteran with his name firmly etched in the Grime hall of fame, released his latest EP King Original 3. We grabbed an interview with the artist slash producer to see how far his beloved genre has come and speak on new fans he hopes to win with his latest offering...
The top 20 chart-selling DVD series, Lord of the Mics, returns for its 5th series on 16 December this year. Having launched in 2001 by cemented grime producer/artist Jammer, the series caused a shockwave of excitement throughout the UK's urban underground by showcasing the battling talents of the, then unknown, artists such as; Wiley, Skepta, Kano and Tinchy Stryder.
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For those who know Wiley, he is notoriously 'generous' with his music and has been known to release not one or two tracks but a whole albums-worth of his own work to his supporters via zip file links on Twitter for free! My sources, however, can confirm that this BOT remix has definitely not been heard outside of his camp.