The History of Grime

BBC World Service Radio on August 06, 2013 10:33

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It's two years today (August 6th) since looting and rioting erupted on the streets of London and other major towns and cities in England and Wales. It seemed to take the police, media and certainly politicians by complete surprise, but many living in those areas were not so shocked. Some say the signs of disaffection were there for some time -- reflected in some of the 'grime' music being made in parts of London -- and that it acted as a warning to the rest of society that not everyone in Britain was happy. Dan Hancox has just written 'Dizzee Rascal and the Birth of Grime' which examines that musical genre.


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