Stormzy Kills it at BBC Proms

Couldn’t make it to the Grime Symphony? Me neither, I live in the states  . The Strings from the Metropole Orchestra boomed throughout Royal Albert Hall in London as Stormzy dominated the stage in a black Adidas tracksuit.   Thanks to the Internet … I mean… thanks to

Grime Symphony? Wolfgang would have been a rapper too.

Unless you’re blind, deaf or dumb there’s no way you could have missed the tracksuit mafia take over the Royal Albert Hall last night, Wednesday 12th August for a banging night of hard Grime. What was described as a high-octane special proms to celebrate the influence of the Urban Voice had all the ingredients for

BBC Grime Symphony

Never could we have imagined some of the biggest names in grime and a world famous orchestra performing together at the Royal Albert Hall. Only watching from the live stream I could feel the energy and vibes. To have been there would have been amazing to say the least. The audience of grime lovers came

REVIEW | #GimmeGrime : Sox & More

Birmingham based MC Sox enters 1xtra to smash a session ahead of his Lord Of The Mics appearance. Sox is joined by the likes of Lil Choppa and Gino. Sox has maintained his name this year by doing a variety of events and videos. Over the past year, Sox has

Listen: Bonkaz’s new EP ‘Forgive Me When I’m Famous’

Up and coming artist Bonkaz released 'Forgive Me When I'm Famous' last week and has received a lot of praise from his fans. #FMWIF is a 6 track EP available to stream on soundcloud (below). The South London artist had success with 'We Run The Block' prior to the release of the EP. The EP

Listen: @PoetsCornerUK and @ChuckieOnline’s #HalfCast

Listen to this weeks installment of #HalfCast brought to you by Chuckie and Poet. This week the two discuss Skepta's interview with Hot97 discussing in depth the content of the interview. The other two topics the two discuss are girls with too many guy friends and the ease of getting into the charts nowadays and

Has Grime Gone Global?

In the run-up to the BBC proms, BBC Newsbeat released a mini documentary highlighting how widespread Grime is becoming and how it has the potential to expand further. Contributions include D Double E, Bossman, Meridian Dan, Saskilla and more. Meridian Dan believes ''it (Grime) has been a global thing for a long time'' and Fekky

Catch up: Dats A Wrap by @PoetsCornerUK and @GRMDaily

April saw the return of Dats A Wrap, the topical grim show hosted by Filthy Fella and Copa90's Poet. Watch the whole of the second series down below. Poet interviewed some of the biggest names in grime as well as showcasing upcoming talent. There is no sign of a third series at the moment but

LISTEN: JGRREY – September Days

Jay Grrey, the additional thoughts behind Manga Saint Hilare's 'The Reluctant Adventurer', has released another solo single via soundcloud 'September Days'. Continuing the chilled, soulful vibe of the rest of her tracks such as; 'Swingydizz' and 'Yours'. There is a possibility of a tour with Manga but sadly no upcoming gigs for RR. The London

REVIEW | #GimmeGrime : Madone Music (Safone, Bomma B, Trilla, Pressure 0121)

Birmingham crew Madone Music decided to pass through the 1Xtra studio and smash a legendary grime set. Safone has created a new movement over a short period and creating a whole new wave of sound under the label Madone Music. The apparel and custom wear is becoming increasingly popular. The unique casual approach from Madone