Grime is the new wave.
It all started with two East London schoolboys in 2002, Rapid and Dirty Danger of the Ruff Sqwad. They started making experimental music on laptops they received from their parents when they were in eighth grade. Eventually their music gained traction through London’s pirate radio scene and the rest is history. Since then, the genre has exploded on an international level with a variety of male and female MCs and an even mix of OGs and youngsters.
Grime draws from a plethora of different genres, most notably UK garage, dancehall, house and electro. Songs usually hover around 140 beats per minute and have a heavy bass line.
Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker narrowed down the difference between grime and American hip hop, saying that hip hop is primarily dance music and, “grime sounds as if it had been made for a boxing…
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