Thursday, April 17, 2008

Let's get dirty, filthy, in fact , let's get grimy!

Grime first emerged from 2-step breakbeats, and is considered a type of hip-hop that was spawned from UK Garage and dancehall. There is a marked West-Indian and Jamaican influence, which separates Grime from the average U.S. hip-hop, and that difference could make it sound fresh to ears here, even though the genre has been around since the early 2000's. Some of the popular artists in Grime include Dizzee Rascal, who's first album, "Boy In Da Corner" won the 2003 Mercury Music Prize, Shystie, Lady Sovereign, Wiley, GoldieLocks, and The Streets. One of the things that I like about grime is that there is a nice assortment of female rappers involved in Grime, a good thing indeed. Dizzee Rascal has his latest album, "Maths and English", out in the U.K. since last year, finally being released on April 29th, here in the U.S.

"Fix Up, Look Sharp"

Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp" from Ruben Fleischer on Vimeo.

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