UK GRIME RADAR
We profile the biggest Grime videos burning up the streets this week…
Another week, another set of ultimate Grime bangers! It’s been another big week in the scene this week, with Boy Better Know releasing a brand new short film, as well as a slew of new music from Young Spray, Skepta, Ghetts and more. We’ve selected our pick of the top videos which are causing mayhem at TWU HQ this week...
HIT OF THE WEEK: Is undoubtedly, the all-star remix of Fekky’s ‘Still Sittin’ Here’, although not released this week, this tune has remained at the top of our Grime playlist this week. Filmed in the legendary Red Bull studios, the video sees heavyweights such as; Meridian Dan, Tempa T, Skepta, Jammer, JME, Chip, Tinchy Stryder and Kano bringing back the traditional 8-for-8 bar rally. The rapper, formerly known as Chipmunk stole the show on this track with his signature flow and caustic wit, reigniting our hopes for a chart-topping comeback from the man himself.
The past week also Skepta join forces with Young Spray, releasing the official video for his smash hit ‘Amen’. In a similar vain to ‘Still Sittin’ Here’, the vid features an all-star set of cameos from a familiar faces from the grime scene in what appears to be a grandiose mega-mansion party. Upon it’s release, ‘Amen’ set the internet abuzz, fast becoming the topic of conversation on social networking sites. Be sure to listen out for Skepta's epic bar: “Manna got Babestation tings, only find these when you go past 900”
The final video to come across our Grime radar this week is Mercston and D Double E’s ‘Get N.A.S.T The Y'. The single, taken from Mercston’s latest E.P ‘Back To 95 [Part 2]’, brings a real breath of fresh air to the scene (I challenge you to listen to this track without breaking into an impromptu skank). The tune is a skippy instrumental, accompanied by equally skippy flows, resulting in what is arguably one of the best Grime tracks of the year so far.
Check it out below.
Words: Sam Alexander (@BigSam___)
Online Edit: Jason (@Jason_MVM)