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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Grime Scene

Bloody hell, grime in The New Yorker. Nekkle!


john said...

is "grime" really a type of music? (i genuinely am this out of touch).

Colin said...

Yes, it's what 'uk garage' evolved into, a kind of basic London hip hop with cockney/patois-inflected accents. The epicentre is in Bow, and Dizee Rascal is its most famous exponent. I quite like it, and actually own that Run the Road compilation mentioned in the article - although my interest is kind of anthropological as I get a kick out of the chat (and the 'kidz' do actually use the Cambellesque word 'chat', usually in the context of 'chatting shit'). I used to love eavesdropping on the kids on buses in Hackney, trying to work out all their slang. There's no way on earth I would attempt to attend a club night, though.