Stormzy: Scary

New from prince of grime Stormzy—who still has yet to release a full-length album—is “Scary,” an audiovisual message of intimidation for those who doubt his success. “But don’t get gassed cause you got the headline / You only got it cause I declined it” are just one of the South London MC’s many lines to pocket and save for your own use, later. In the …

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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim dance to Kanye West, new Skepta, Korean folk-metal and more in this week's look at music

Skepta: Man Skepta’s world domination is imminent: 6 May sees the release of his LP Konnichiwa, which many have been eagerly awaiting since the London-based MC and producer dropped the single “That’s Not Me” (featuring his brother JME) back in 2014, and the riotous “Shutdown” the following year. Helming the resurgence of UK grime, the 33-year-old (born Joseph Junior Adenuga) doesn’t look like he’ll be …

Grime

Grime is a form of music that has stemmed out from UK Garage in the underground music scene in the UK. The quickly fired lyrics are overlaid on top of some intense beats. Most of the this music can't even be played on the radio due to the explicit lyrical content. Club nights featuring Grime are popping up in New York City and Philadelphia. Some …