Roll Deep were the preeminent, pioneering grime crew before the genre was even called grime. The East London blend of hip-hop and techy electronic music -- in which the beat bounces around like it's got the hiccups and the rhymes skitter erratically over the top -- evolved out of the U.K. garage rap scene, inspiring critic Simon Reynolds to dub it gabba-gangsta-garage. The group's informal lead MC and producer, Wiley, preferred to call his sound "eski," but he was doomed to be dubbed "the Godfather of Grime" whether he liked it or not. The extended crew fluctuated up to as many as 20 members, though it averages around 14, only half of whom represent the core group on any given album. Alongside Wiley are Flow Dan (who gave the crew its name), Skepta, Scratchy, Manga, Riko, J2K, Breeze, Brazen, Killa P, Little Dee, and DJ Karnage as well ...
Read Full Biography

Album Highlights

Winner Stays On 2010 Winner Stays On
 
()
See Full Discography

Artists Moods