If American hip-hop – along with dancehall and garage music – are the parents, grime has since emerged from their shadow as the rebellious adolescent ready to forge its own path, becoming the voice of choice for British millenials tired of hearing tales of streetlife narrated from across the Atlantic.
It’s for this reason I’ve been eager for a while to get under the skin of Manchester’s grime scene and hear what artists have to say about the music and what it means to them.
And so below are a few interviews I conducted and filmed for The Nubian Times doing just that. Have a watch, some provocative insights on the scene’s evolution are shared by the artists in each.
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