Friday, January 18, 2008
Digital Outbreak- Rinse
Rinse Freestyle over Joker's Gully Brook Lane - MP3 Download
Why did you choose to freestyle over Joker's Gully Brook Lane?
Grime's having a bit of a dry patch at the moment. Producers are either working on their own projects or are mc's and giving themselves the magic. Vinyl is practically dead, nothing has come out for ages. Gully Brook Lane brought back what was missing for me, it had that old-school-grime-set-feeling that I love. There's not much stuff floating about that makes me want to let loose any more so Gully Brook Lane is definitely a good look down the right path.
Why do you love grime?
Let me start by saying Grime is not dead, it is evolving. Like any music genre ever created it does not end how it began. Look at Hip Hop for instance, listen to a tune by Whodini from 1981 and then listen to a Jay-Z track from 2007 - It's not the same music, but still Hip Hop. Grime is in a state of confusion at the moment, nobody can agree on what is and what isn't grime, some think it's the BPM, some think it’s the subject choice, some think it’s the instruments. I think Grime can diversify from the usual sound and still be grime, as long as it is you and has real energy and expression then its grime. Any music that needs to have a certain amount of beats per minute is a genre I don't want to be apart of. On a positive note - before Grime, everyone was rapping slow with an American accent. Grime was the first big step away from American Hip Hop. It has its own identity, its home grown and it's ours.
Before the Attack out in February
Posted by Hyperfrank at 6:51 PM