Female Allstars & JME: ‘What You Call Disss?’ EP

GBK meets BBK in an unexpected but exceptional collabo between the razor sharp bars of the Female Allstars comprising of - veteran MC and clash aficionado Lady Shocker, menacing Miz, fierce Frankie stay woke and nang Ny-Ny, and the juggernaut MC that is JME, who is of course one of the founding and celebrated members of grime crew; BBK...

*REVIEWING* Newham Talks: Kano Interviews Dr Joy White

Cammy Thomas When Joy White delivered her revered presentation ‘Newham the East London grime site of a place of emancipatory disruption’ for Black history month 2019, detailing the foundations of grime, which sprouted from the roots of reggae after our grandparents migrated to the UK and laid the soil, from which a myriad of black… Continue reading *REVIEWING* Newham Talks: Kano Interviews Dr Joy White

Revisiting the Voices of Newham: Reggae’s Past and Grime’s Present

Dr Joy White’s presentation, opened with a video she played to the audience, the video contained interviews conducted with the now revered artists Ghetts, Griminal, Lethal B and Skepta, when they were at the inception of their careers back in 2010. Locally known, but not yet internationally celebrated, Ghetts confidently states he is an artist of many genre’s but he closely relates to and loves Grime so much he...

Newham: The East London Grime Site as A Place of Emancipatory Disruption

Newham was historically known as the gateway between London and Essex, the borough also appeared to act as a gateway for ethnic minority communities to converge and coexist, as Newham became the 2nd highest diverse group in the UK in 2001 UK Census, this would have encouraged differing racial and cultural groups to bond together in the comfort of working-class relatability. In conjunction with the ethnic make-up of Newham, the borough also had the 2nd highest...

*EXCLUSIVE* *COMING SOON* It’s on ‘Smoke’ In The Queen’s Quarters

London rapper Queenie shook the table and smashed it to smithereens last year, when she dropped her memorable verse on the IMMENSE and politically important, Lioness led, 2018 Grime track; ‘DBT Remix.’ The first of 5 female guest MC’s, which delved into the issues of colourism and sexism within the black community, saw Queenie brazenly warn any wasteman who dares to try and bring her down with their unwarranted negative opinions, that she will wear her waist trainer for fitness or fashion and will stick to doing as she pleases. She ends her verse,,,

The New Gen. Gal-dem came, to ‘Switch Up’ The Game!

Veteran MC and ‘Don’t Flop’ battle champion, Lady Shocker has passed an electric current through her 12 strong squad on ‘The Switch Up’ (produced by JBoss), if there’s a nationwide power cut tomorrow (10th May) when the video drops we know who to blame! The line-up reads like a new generation of winners within Grime, * Clears throat for roll call * We have, Lady Shocker (Team captain), Miz, Chey, NyNy, Laughta, Pre Wavy, Nehanda, Cassie Rytz, Frankie StayWoke, Portia NY, Nerva, Tomboy Sexy, and Madders Tiff *Gulps glass of water after reeling off the cast list.* ...

*NEW VIDEO* FFSYTHO & Filthy Gears’ come to merk as they: ‘Bop Through Ya Manor’

FFSYTHO ‘Bop through ya manor’, produced by the producer who I’m convinced does not sleep – Filthy Gears, is no exception. The video to yet another attention grabbing freestyle which dropped last year, has finally landed and it was worth the wait. As the track opens with Filthy Gears skittish violins, FFSYTHO is sat on an arm chair...

*INTERVIEW* Rude Kid at Grime Originals

Securing this interview with one of the Lords of the decks with Grime producer Rude Kid, has presented my greatest challenge, since I nearly broke both thumbs, figuring out the combo code on street fighter 2 turbo to execute a flawless Chun Li upside down, spinning helicopter scissor kick! The interview at Grime originals went according to plan in one take, or so I thought. There I was, ready to jump into transcribing my next interview from my Dictaphone when I hear “Over here?” then nothing but white noise! Nooooooooo! ‘What happened to the interview?’ I panicked...

*INTERVIEW* – Grime Violinist at Grime Originals

It is all of the above that makes Tanya Cracknell, AKA  Grime violinist such an intriguing performer, she has carved out a niche in a scene you would not automatically place her, as a classically trained musician, bringing live instrument to Grime's earth shattering logic pro beats. The Grime violinists' covers of contemporary cuts such as ...