So here’s the first rap verse for 3D. These are the lyrics for my beat I did the making of a while back titled making a Grime instrumental from scratch. When writing the lyrics I tried to come up with ideas and similes based on being three dimensional and not just some carbon copy. Or trying to limit yourself in order to fit in. That’s the basic idea and premise behind this track.Continue reading
I have plans for a new Style of live set! If you’ve ever come to see me live or watched any of my live streams from Periscope you’ll know I love to freestyle and come with some crazy live improvised rhymes. To me this is an important part of Hip Hop as I always want to perform my recorded songs but also want to balanced that with things that are free and improvised because then I know people get something different every show, even if you were to follow me to every gig on every tour. It adds an extra element that can only be demonstrated in a live situation. This is why I talk about the importance and benefits learning to freestyle for all you beginner rappers out there.
So it looks like I need to make more Grime music. Generally I’ve made Hip Hop music as that has been my biggest influence. My entry into rapping came from underground Hip Hop both in the US and the UK before Grime was even considered a subgenre. That being said Grime has always been in the background throughout the years of me honing my craft, even if the subgenre hadn’t initially been ‘coined’. It’s crazy how popular grime is becoming, with artist’s such as Dizzee Rascal and Skepta getting interviewed on Sway in the Morning as well as Hot 97 in the US. It’s great that UK rap is getting a lot of world wide notoriety. It’s hard not to take influence. Much like all my other influences from Trip Hop, House, and UK Garage.Continue reading
Here’s a video showing me making a Grime track from scratch. Although I consider myself more of a Hip Hop artist than a Grime artist, being from the UK and being a rapper there is no getting away from the Grime influence which runs deep in the UK.Continue reading
Here are some of my favourite Grime Records. Some may argue there’s no difference between Grime and UK Hip Hop. I would argue there’s a distinct difference. For those that aren’t in the know about the UK music scene and Grime as a genre this wikipedia page on Grime gives a pretty good description.Continue reading