Big Narstie:’Drill music being used as scapegoat for London violence’

Big Narstie:’Drill music being used as scapegoat for London violence’

Grime artist Big Narstie has said politicians, the police and media need to stop using drill music as the scapegoat for the rise in violent crime in London. The rapper says for some young people getting involved in music is their only chance of changing their lives. He claimed it is “unfair” that the genre was being linked by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick among others to recent stabbings and shootings in the capital. Speaking…

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Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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