GRIME time!

2020-05-20
GRIME time!

Grime, according to the simplest definition, is a kind of British rap. However, it is extremely shallow, completely not reflecting what grime in its essence really is. To learn more about him, we must go back to the turn of the millennium.

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At that time in West London, specifically in his E3 district, Wiley was one of the pioneers of winding into the microphone for faster bits, specifically those containing about 140 beats per minute, while the hip-hop standard is considered to be oscillating around 90!

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Quickly the energy released from garage, jungle or dancehall music poured into other settlements of the British capital so that finally in 2003 the first star of the new genre could shine - Dizzee Rascal with his album "Boy In Da Corner"!

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London as a cultural melting pot is conducive to creating unique connections, including musical ones. The musicians brought up in it inspire each other, drawing on the roots of their origin and the sound of the country from which they just emigrated to England. This can be heard in the work of Kano, who did not hesitate to weave Jamaican elements where his family's roots reach.

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Around 2010, the grime scene continued to thrive, mixtapes formed like mushrooms after rain, but the top of the London grime scene was created in the underground, whose crème de la cream was released in 2011, the single Jammer with the eloquent title "The Lords Of The Mics "!

After years of "non-existence" of grime in the mainstream, with a few exceptions, a character appeared on the stage, who stormed the musical Olympus, as evidenced by the album "Konnichiwa" from Skepta, released in 2016, with extremely strong, suggestive verses of the artist who is the face of many Nike brand campaigns.

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The competition for the above pair, both in terms of music but also clothing and footwear, is Stormzy and his sponsorship agreement with Adidas Originals. Returning to music, however - in his lyrics, the rapper is extremely uncompromising, he does not feel the fear of settling politicians like the prime minister of the British government in the presented clip or the stars and icons of the stage of Wiley, the rapper from whom we began to tell the story of Grime's music and where we will finish this story.

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