Grime Notes

  • Home grown sound
  • Our invention – its what the kids think
  • Rejection of the main stream
  • No record company
  • fuck the world – co operations don’t want let us in
  • No limits no boundaries
  • new audience  – it was independence
  • It can work – we can take it in global
  • It can last forever if you really want it to
  • The punk of our generations
  • They where being alienated
  • You have to bring it out on a white label
  • All went through pirate radio
  • Passed through Tapes – it was a time before fb
  • Everything is recycled from music to dress
  • Vibrations – base
  • Grime is usually at one tempo
  • Started in east London – UK talent – landan ting
  • Steams from Jamaica
  • Grime was a derogatory term – got turned away from the garage events
  • Was under produced
  • 140bpm – 144 – hard hiding sound
  • So many people in the crowd always – its you and your boys
  • Wheelz up – the artist has one
  • Your born with it – you cant wake up and decide you want to be a grime artist
  • It was about having fun and making tune – equivalent of a white boy playing fifa
  • It can be dismissed as aggressive – where coming from a place that fuels that
  • Theres a lot more depth than that
  • No longer need the validation from American artist
  • Ambition – its only for the strong  – if you make it its major
  • Every borough has a different style
  • north is more flashy than the south
  • South is all hood – survival of the fittest
  • West is wavy
  • Black tracksuit
  • black nikes
  • Hood up
  • No watch no trophy women – just him = grime
  • Honesty of the daily struggle
  • People where there to dance for the marathon dance session – Every was on etasy – pingers.
  • Versace out Nike in – ‘ii used to wear Gucci, put in all in the bin case thats not me
  • Grime fashion is the look of every man on the streets
  • All about nike air max – Air max 95 or 98
  • New Era cap
  • Went to the show sitting in the front row, in the black tracksuit and its shutdown
  • New ear caps
  • Messenger Caps – shooter bag
  • Nokia 7600

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