So last year, I fancied writing again and I ended up making a BuzzFeed article for fun. A year on, I’m really into creating content again, so it’s only nice to share a few more Grime gifts you should be giving this Christmas.
If you need someone to explain this one to you, ask Carlos when you find him.
Reuben Dangoor was among the top 3 selected in Grime artists last year. This piece depicts a legion of the country’s premier MCs en route to Culture Clash.
For those that think Big Narstie’s Grime Report YouTube features aren’t enough, here’s a whole DVD full of Uncle Pain’s insights.
Since everyone’s so interested lately, Hattie Collins has whipped together a very visual book, filled with interviews with Grime’s significant figures. An essential for the bookshelf.
I paint man like Kane.
What kinda Kane.
Big Daddy Kane.
Not that Kane.
N.A.S.T.Y. Crew Kane.
Nite Nite Kane.
Ps & Qs Kane.
London Town Kane.
Buss it Up Kane.
Garage Skank Kane.
All type-a Kane.
Man get hit with a street map Kane.
I swear when “Konnichiwa” hit its first sales milestone, I checked and no one tweeted the words: “Album went silver; celebrate that”. Shocking. Anyway, it since went gold, earned him a Mercury and all sorts. Everyone’s a Skepta fan in 2016, so go grab yourself a cake topper to show love.
A Crazy tee of Crazy T, in Pen & Pixel style, from Grime Tees.
Graphic-laden jeans were the wave in the late ’00s. No idea how this Red Monkey collaboration came to be, but Dizzee “Tongue N Cheek” jeans have been sat on this website for 9 years, and they’ll stay on there for 9 more if no one speaks up.
10. Grime 2016
It looks like Elijah & Skilliam are supplying the essentials from the scene every year now. A lot happened in 2016, as this compilation will remind you.
Tempz hulking it up in acrylic. Oneaway. Finishing touch to a dining room.
12. F**k Radio DVD
There aren’t many Grime DVDs from backaday that you can still buy online. Grab “F**k Radio” – one of the essential Risky Roadz releases – while you can.
Maybe the new school Nokias are different, but Skepta was after a huge skeng in ’08. Road 140 BPM made the perfect dedication to one of his musical highlights.
Life size T. Strydes. Say no more.
And there we have it. Obviously, go check albums from everyone that dropped lately too (Wiley’s is proper over due now). Explore elsewhere if you like things like Grime Pokemon cards, and make sure you avoid them terrible copy-and-paste, copyright-infringing Red Bubble t-shirts you see around, because you’re better than that.