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Is it just a group of mindless London gangsters who spit about "juicing on gash" and shanking mans" or is there more to the scene?
What is GRIME? The grimepedia definition is : Grime is a sub-genre of urban music which first emerged in London in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK Garage, Drum and Bass , Dancehall and Hip Hop.
People also have this weird idea that all grime artists are mass murdering psychopaths. It’s like people can’t understand that people can be young, talented and NOT A CRIMINAL. It’s linked to the whole ‘hype MC’ thing, people aren’t gonna spit about things they don’t know because it would take away the realness of their lyrics, so just because these artists might have grown up and SEEN gun crime or knife crime or whatever crime doesn’t mean they ARE criminals themselves. There are obviously MC’s that have committed crimes in the past, but think about it, if you can name any line of work where not a single employee ever has committed any crime, minor or major, I will personally send you a house made of gold. People just find it easier to blame grime for glamorization of crime instead of looking around at the corrupt world we live in and realizing it’s everywhere. Imagine if George Bush took a leaf out Grime’s book and instead of starting a war with
To everyone that’s followed grime for long enough to know all this and knows exactly what I’m on about then carry on spreading the word of these talented musicians we have been graced with, who despite all the poor publicity and stereotypes put on them (listen to Sterotypes- Tinchy Stryder Ft GoldieLocks) still produce new tracks all the time, in hope that one day grime will have a space in oxfords dictionary that doesn’t describe a Kim & Aggy Mess underneath it.
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