Grime music on the West side of the Atlantic ocean is an especially acquired taste. Technically, the best way to describe grime music is a blend of Dancehall, Hip Hop and Electro [Techno, Drum and Bass etc]. You can always tell it’s grime if the MC sounds slightly off of the beat, that’s just the way they flow to it.
Subjectively speaking, I would classify Grime as the resonance in between buildings when a car that drives by is bumping a hard ass beat. Grime is the sound of a subway [or a metro as they call it], it’s the sound of the sewers, it’s the sound of an alley way. When I first heard Grime about 6 or 7 years ago I can honestly admit I wasn’t feeling it. But the only thing that’s changed since then is that I moved to the city, and when you walking down the street with grime blasting in your ears you feel invincible.
Any MCs who are feeling really adventurous, check the instrumental:
Download: Sing 4 Me instrumental [prod. Rude Kid]
I won’t expect none of ya’ll to cosign this track, just yet. But if you’re feeling adventurous, download it and let it live with you. This would classify in TheOvun’s “beyond” category lol.
And if you happen to be feeling it and don’t want to wait for our updates, check out the Grimepedia for all of your Grime needs lol.