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The Streets and UK Grime

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Nov 2021, 18:47

I am quite fond of the UK rapper who goes by the strange moniker of The Streets. Easily found in thrift over here. I've got most of the albums, but to me it's just hip hop, with pretty choruses, the way I like it. And I am actually able to hear all the words! I'd have guessed Cockney, but he's actually a Brummie. But why call it "Grime"? Why all these labels and sub-genres? What other artists fall under "Grime"?

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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Nov 2021, 08:19

The Streets aren't really grime in any way. Grime was more dancehall and jungle influenced, very fast beats and toasting. Generally fairly chaotic, and not a clean sound, hence the name.

Dizzee Rascal is probably the biggest name, but I think Wiley is generally regarded as the originator of the sound.

Edit* - Btw, I knew Wiley was in some kind of controversy, but I couldn't remember what. Apparently he posted a bunch of antisemitic stuff on twitter, but I guess it makes a nice change from misogyny.
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2021, 15:01

I googled The Streets and it says he falls between rap and grime. Dizzee Rascal I also tried, but I don't really care for his music. Jungle is another genre that was flash in the pan, - Goldie, Roni Size, and very little else.
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Nov 2021, 16:28

Jungle was a flash in the pan, but there were some great tracks which didn't fall into the coffee-table drum n' bass respectability of Goldie and Roni Size.

BIDNESS! BO! ETC!


Btw, I really need to get another copy of that Rumble in the Jungle album, my CDR copy got scratched to buggery, and you can't find the original for love or money anymore.
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Nov 2021, 16:30

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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 15 Nov 2021, 18:18

Do yourself a favor and listen to Ghostpoet. The 'Shedding skin' cd.
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 Nov 2021, 18:49

Ghostpoet's first couple of albums were excellent, I just feel he never managed to develop his sound, pretty much mumbled himself into a corner. I used his "Cash and Carry Me Home" in a cup on preludin and it got the kind of reaction normally reserved for sex offenders. :(
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby GoogaMooga » 15 Nov 2021, 19:27

It didn't stand a ghost of a chance?
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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 15 Nov 2021, 20:38

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Re: The Streets and UK Grime

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 16 Nov 2021, 00:48

Darkness_Fish wrote:Ghostpoet's first couple of albums were excellent, I just feel he never managed to develop his sound, pretty much mumbled himself into a corner. I used his "Cash and Carry Me Home" in a cup on preludin and it got the kind of reaction normally reserved for sex offenders. :(



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