Grime fans appreciate good drama, but things have been incredibly dull lately. Watching the f@*kery between Jammer and Lethal B the last few weeks has been somewhat painful and entertaining at the same time. Their dispute, reignited recently, apparently goes back to around the time when Bizzle’s “Pow” came out. They’ve have been going back and forth, trading insults, making threats, doing a bunch of unsurprising ish MCs do these days via Grime Daily/youtube. Take a look at Jammer here, drunk and shirtless telling everybody to suck their mum –

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The Very Best feat. Ezra Kroeing – Warm Heart of Africa (Theophilus London Remix)

Theophilus London drop some Brooklyn wave on this new song from The Bery Best. As if you don’t already know, The Very Best are a fantastic outfit from Lilongwe, Malawi and London, Europe bringing you ghetto pop sweetness. I’m quite looking forward to their album, which should be coming out soon.


DVA – Bullet A Go Gly (featuring Badness, Riko, Flowdan, and Killer P)

Major new, buyable 12″/mp3 release from Keysound Recordings. DVA keeps it raw and defiant, and all the MCs here are extra tuff.  I just can’t tell you how great I think this is right now, but I’ll try.  It is just perfect, extremely exciting, and aggressive grime we just can’t get enough of.  The release also contains an excellent remix from Dusk + Blackdown.

P Money and ??? – Fruit & Veg (DigitalRip)

Another amazing tune – this one is tough, but also quite funny at the same time.  The audio quality is poor, but the jam knocks hard regardless.  In a very tense atmosphere constructed by the producer (whose name we don’t know), two MCs (P Money and and another MC whose name we don’t know either) throw insults and accusations at apples, mangos, oranges, peas, carrots, broccolis, etc.  The attacks and accusations are particularly vicious, especially the ones directed at grapes and berries. (more…)



This is a tight and wicked 45 minute set you can relax and vibe along to – somewhat contradictory? The Heatwave serving as a soundtrack to your cooling out? Nah, this mix containing tunes from Laden, Mavado, Busy Signal, Tifa, Beres Hammond, Richie Spice, Mr Vegas and Buju Banton is perfect right now.  The Gappy Ranks tunes are great too.


Who said man can’t spit? Definitely not anyone in their right mind, because if there’s one thing that can be said about Eskiboy is that he got spits (endless, delightful bars, word to Rapper Big Pooh.) Don’t let “Wearing My Rolex” fool you. He’s disgustingly great, a deranged MC, and unquestionably the king of Grime. He’s made the wise decision to return to making pure grime music again, though he’s unapologetic about the whole “commercial grime” racket, and still dabbles in it. If you have any doubt about, preview the following tracks off the new album Race Against Time, which is probably the most solid album in the UK right now*. Beware of the Skream-produced track “The Olly”, least favorite cut.

Wiley – Off The Radar

Wiley – Out Of The Game

* – I still have to listen to Skepta’s Microphone Champion, Frisco’s tape, Bashy’s album (should I even bother?), Killa P, and a bunch of others I’m not even aware of yet.  I have already listened to Donaeo’s Party Hard LP, which is decent if you are able to tolerate cheesy inflection of R&B, Disco, Funky singing, and the fact that Donaeo is obsessed with the sound of his own name, not to mention the scat singing.

Welcome to our new series – No Rest For The Wicked – here, we will post new and old exciting grime-related goodies (music, youtubery, et cetera) mostly on Sundays and Fridays.  First of all, let’s get something clear – grime is not dead. It is in a far more resilient position than most of us might think.  Some of us stopped paying attention in 2006/7, our attention shifted elsewhere, and leading grime artists contributed to the demotivation and undermining of an otherwise hungry and enthusiastic audience (fans and critics.)  Well, the audience became detached and drifted elsewhere. Some taking the funky train, some narrowing or broadening their listening/soundscapes, concentrating on other music.  We stopped listening listening, but the music keeps on… last year we had excellent/nearly classic albums from Durtty Goodz, Kano, some classic tapes from Jammer and Trim.

More recently, there’s a new generation of grime MC’s coming up – young and hungry fire spittas flooding the virtual grime market with freestyle videos, mixtapes, and one-off tracks you’ll find in forums and on mixshows.  Along with the new batch of MC’s are some recently created and re-structured sites to document the creativity and passion of the younger generation/the new jacks, some of whom seem to be refreshingly unconcerned with making bland, repetitive funky, club music, and songs with dances, and they seemed to be embracing that raw energy and that interesting space once occupied by the pioneers and luminaries, some of whom are now admittedly/increasingly/mostly making “commercial grime.” On these sites, along with new, up and coming MC’s, contents from the more established artists are also abundant.

Tim Westwood has been an ardent supporter of fresh talents, and of grime in general, and showcasing new music on his two shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra – check his YouTube channel for loads of exclusive freestyles and performances. The young producer Bless Beats is the midst of all this, and he’s not crumbling at all under the pressure. He mostly makes beats for established “commerical grime” artists (radio-friendly grime artists who are hitting the charts with funky/danceable grime tunes) but also maintains links to fresh, young artists looking to create raw, innovative grime.  He gets shouts and respect from most of the young’ns not just because of his success, but more so because of his age. The situation is quite interesting, the position Bless holds at the moment…  the pressure to create more chart topping numbers and embrace success creating R&B/pop songs, or start making beats for artist who might never make it pass, Westwood, or their street and internet albums/fame.  He’s very good at what he does, so he just might keep working that line for years to come, as you can hear on the following track, which will appear on his up coming album –

Bless Beats – Let It Out feat. Donaeo, Wretch 32, and Double S

Some new video freestyles from young, upcoming grime artists –

[youtube width=”525″ height=”455″][/youtube]Voltage

[youtube width=”525″ height=”455″][/youtube]Macksta and Axe


If you happen to be within striking distance of London- make sure you come out Friday night to check the Dutty Artz sound coming loud to Demolition.
Shaun Bass puts it well “Choose unemployment. Choose a constant struggle to be noticed. Build your own fucked up, contorted family, Fuck paying for a television license, Fuck doing the laundry, Fuck cars, iPods, and your fucking Blackberry.
Choose poor health, poor diet and slacking off visits to the doctor.

Choose low priced, rented accomodation. Choose a squatted Warehouse in Hackney Wick. Choose your friends. Choose handmade and charity shop clothing, gaffa tape and rubbish, fuck matching luggage.
Fuck a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY Fashion, art and music and knowing exactly who you are on a Saturday night.
Fuck sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing sprit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Fuck rotting away at the end of it all, pishing you last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Destroy the future.

Choose demolition!”

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