From the TAH VOL.1 Archive – Reflecting: The Mainstream British Media’s Marginalisation of Grime

Grime. A genre typified by propulsive electronic production played at a tempo of roughly 140 beats per minute, aggressively delivered rapped vocals (very often in the form of repeated refrains) and an aesthetic that perfectly embodies the black British youth off the past 15 years or so. Since its inception, it has had a strained relationship with the mainstream media. It has been portrayed as nothing more than musical barbarism and has been excluded from the likes of award ceremonies, talk shows and musical magazines. Lamar Ita interviews photographer Vicki Grout, Radio Host Scully, and Producer and DJ Luke Warm.

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