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The British Are Coming: 12 Rappers We Consider Next Hype To Emerge From The UK Grime Scene

The British Are Coming: 12 Rappers We Consider Next Hype To Emerge From The UK Grime Scene

The Bakery Boys

Hails from: South London

Background: Bakery Boys are a hip hop trio. The members include: Dirty Dre, Shack Baker and Ace Boogie. Known for fusing hip hop, grime, and urban pop, this group has a unique sound that differentiates them from their peers. Peep their video for “Light Work” for some awesome visuals and hard hitting lyrics.



Real name: Agassi Babatunde Odusina

Hails from: Putney, South West London

Background: This dude should be on your radar. He has a diverse skill set. He seamlessly melds west African rhythms with hip hop beats resulting in tracks that are danceable and fun. But he also offers tracks for his hardcore audience that are as grimy and street as the rest on the list.



Real name: Unkown; he’s just that grimy…

Hailing from: South East London

Background: M.I.K. (meaning Music is Knowledge) is well established in the UK grime community, and a member of the well known Family Tree squad. He’s one of the grimiest on our grime list. Check out his raw energy and word play in the video below.


Riko Dan

Real name: Zane Williams

Hailing from: East London

Background: Another grime veteran is Riko Dan.  He started honing in on his rap skills at the young age of 15. His sound is just pure street. He turns up, goes hard and keeps it grimy all day long.





Real name: Kareem Dennis

Hailing from: Central London

Background: Lowkey is to grime what Common was to hip hop in the ’90s. A conscious rapper that talks about politics, social responsibility and public awareness. Not usually grouped in with grime, Lowkey is on the list because he goes in and bar for bar can spit with the best of them.



Real name: Stefan Mensah

Hailing from: East London

Background: Ddark, is bursting onto the grime/hip hop scene in London. He brings a fresh sound and new energy to the genre. Plus, his rhyme skills are tight.




Bonus video:

Check out some of the illest women the UK has to offer in “Rock the Mic” featuring: Mikey J, Amplify Dot, Baby Blue, Lioness, RoxXxan, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr.


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