It was only 10 or so years ago that the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder and many more MCs were running back from school, dropping their rucksacks and reaching straight for the mic.
The music that was created in the estates and high rise flats of, what was predominantly east London, grew past anyone’s expectations to breed successes such as Tinchy Stryder, Bashy, Ghetts and Devlin.
But how did it all start? Where did it come from and how did they create these sounds? With locations such as Jammer’s basement becoming landmarks in the grime scene, Sky Arts HD takes a detour from their typical scheduling and travels down the streets of Bow, east London to discover what made the grime scene what it was and is today.
With interviews from Dizzee, Trevor Nelson, Rinse FM and more, The South Bank Show: Grime, Bow and how UK Hip-Hop found it’s voice is definitely one to watch.