The grime scene has gone through many twists and turns over the years. Anyone who’s listened from the beginning and followed its movement from basements and pirate radio will know about Birmingham’s influence.
It wasn’t always popping all over the UK. The biggest names in grime knew to head to 0121 to perform at the packed raves and sample its authentic underground shows – with P Money paying homage in track ‘Slang Like This’.
Artists like Mike Skinner and Devilman brought even more attention to the city and the rest, they say, is history.
It didn’t ever go away. But now, led by the likes of Jaykae, Dapz OTM and Saf One, the 0121 scene looks set to really take over. Rumours are circulating about a huge all-city collab project which has united Birmingham.
An all-city EP would be a major statement and show of unity that has never been seen before. With a full squad celebrating the region’s culture and musical heritage.
Adding fuel to the rumours, MCs including Jaykae, Dapz, Tazzle, D2, Tempa and Yaseen Rosay, all came together to record a heavy set with DJ Target at 1Xtra. Check it out below: