Grime is a style of music, even a lifestyle to some.
Similar to hip hop, grime borrows from a wide range of music styles.
Grime is heavily influenced by hip hop and speed garage, essentially being a cross between the two. Other strong influences in grime include drum 'n' bass, dub, dubstep, reggea, and soul.
Grime mc's spit slower than rave mc's (ie happy hardcore mc's), yet faster than most hip hop mc's. In terms of tempo, grime ranges between 120bpm and 140bpm usually following a 2/4 or 4/4 time signature.
Grime has a very close, dry sound. Effects such as big reverbs, long echos, phazers and choruses etc are generally not used in grime production. Grime instrumentals have sparse beats, often sounding slightly off kilter or out of time. Basses borrow heavily from speed garage and drum 'n' bass while backing vocals are often sampled from soul and pop records. Sped up chipmonk voices are also ever popular.
The grime scene in the UK is about the same size as the UK hip hop scene. Many artists cross over somewhat between the two styles in their flows.
Most grime headz dress in track suits, baggy tees and baseball caps. Generally speaking, grime fans are young and live in urban areas.
Grime artists include Shifty - Virus Syndicate - Solja - Dizzy Rascal & Wiley
A Sub genere of UK Garage music. Grime is also known as sublo and 8 Bar.
Grime is usually constructed around an alternative bassline that switches every 8 bar.
Grime has similarities to early electro and techno music.
Grime is often rapped over by garage Mc's
Wiley, Dizzee rascal
Grime is not garage
Grime is not jungle
Grime is not hip-hop and Grime is not ragga.
Grime is a mix between all of these with strong, hard hitting lyrics. It's the inner city music scene of London.
And is also alot to do with representing the place you live or have grown up in.
Grime Groups: Roll Deep Crew, Aftershock, Newham Generals, Boy Betta Know, Nasty Crew, Fireworks.
Grime Mc's: Kano, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Bashy, Jme, Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, Sway, Bruza, D Double E.
Genre of music derived from Uk Garage and Hip-Hop but with influence from jungle, rock, techno, dance and many other styles.
Sometimes referred to as a sub genre of UKG and Hip-Hop
Originated in London, England
person 1: What music u listen to?
person 2: Grime, nothing but Grime.
London ghetto music, the british equivalent of ragga and hip-hop. created for the youth by the youth. raw beats, raw rhymes, not polished or commerciallised still Grimey!!
1.manz wanna hear some Grime blud!
2.Dat tune is Grimey
Grimelords - Wiley, Kano, Dizee Rascal, SLK-north weezay!
dirty UK garage based music
i like dat grime shit