5 Beats Every Playground MC Spat On
Is #ThrowbackTuesday a thing or is it strictly Thursday? I was on the bus this morning when I saw a group of school kids at the back of the bus causing mayhem between them dropping their finest bars. It was a proper flashback to our playground gimmicks.
In light of this throwback, I thought I’d share 5 instrumentals that every playground MC would have no doubt duppied.
1. Treble Clef (Kamikaze) – Ghetto Kyote
Produced back in ’05 by Kamikaze crew’s Treble Clef, this Grime classic has featured some of the scenes greatest including Kano, Devlin, most recently Stormzy and many more. The 8 bar synth loop has seen probably seen more wheel ups than Formula 1, (see I’ve got bars…)
2. Stimpy & Scruface – Nutty Voilinz
Produced by the legendary production duo, the fierce sounding Grime anthem with the memorable ‘Ayyy-eeeooo’ has seen a real popularity in clashes. The skippy rhythm definitely put MC’s to the 140bpm test, truly seeing if they could flow as hard as they claimed they could.
3. Skepta – Spaceship
Spaceship produced and made famous by Skepta when he joined forces with Jammer and released ‘I Spy’, became another hot choice for those back of the bus clashes. Most recently graced by Skepta and Novelist at Kanye West’s surprise Koko gig, this instrumental proves to be an eternal banger.
4. Danny Weed – Creeper
This classic needs no introduction. Produced by Danny Weed, Creeper has seen some of the biggest names in Grime pass through and shut down the beat.
5. Wiley – Eskimo
Obviously the godfather of Grime, Wiley, is going to be on this list. If you haven’t spat on one of his beats – this one in particular – it’s hard to say you’re a legit Grime MC…
Words: Samuel Alexander