Dizzee Rascal
Boy in da Corner
Original Pirate Material
The Streets

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During the early 2000s, garage rap grew as an unavoidable mutation of 2-step garage, with the role of the MC elevated from support to star. Groups like So Solid Crew, Pay as U Go Cartel, Dem Lott and Nasty Crew (molded in part in the image of rap crews in the U.S.) surfaced as the popularity of the relatively R&B-based garage scene waned in popularity, but one-man-group the Streets was the style's biggest star. Grime, garage rap's younger sibling, was relatively jagged and aggressive - it's where the legacies of hardcore rap and hardcore techno collide -- and is sometimes downright punishing. Though Dizzee Rascal became a breakout star and received moderate print exposure in the U.S. during 2003 and 2004, the style thrived on white label releases and was best documented by the Run the Road compilation.

Grime Artists Highlights

Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
The Streets
The Streets
Lady Sovereign
Lady Sovereign
Kode9
Kode9
Kano
Kano
Skepta
Skepta

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Grime Album Highlights

Boy in da Corner
Dizzee Rascal
Boy in da Corner
Original Pirate Material
The Streets
Original Pirate Material
Run the Road
Various Artists
Run the Road
Treddin' on Thin Ice
Wiley
Treddin' on Thin Ice
DJ-Kicks
Kode9
DJ-Kicks
Showtime
Dizzee Rascal
Showtime

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Grime Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Fix Up, Look Sharp Dizzee Rascal
Spiralz Zomby
Let's Push Things Forward The Streets
London Ting//Dark as Fuck
Loraine James
Sick a Dis Dizzee Rascal
Where's Da G's Dizzee Rascal
Vexed The Bug
God Knows Dizzee Rascal
Triumph
J Hus
Bow E3 Wiley

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