Why have you not given up with grime?
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To all MCs, producers or anyone getting involved with grime I want to know what makes you carry on making grime. People say grime peaked 3 years ago and that it's only going downhill if this is true then why are you bothering to continue?
I'm not asking this like an idiot I love grime I just want to know what motivates you, do you believe there is a chance grime can make it? or are you just doing it for passion?
I started learning to produce and MC at the start of this year and I'm having a great time doing it but the future of grime is off putting but should it be? If I love doing something then I don't give a fuck about money as long as I have another source of cash.
I can't vocal hip hop beats my accent just doesn't fit and I find it no where near as fun as MCing over grime so I feel I shouldn't force myself to switch to hip hop I've thought long and hard about it on two occasions but my instincts tell me to stick with grime and I feel the instrumentals ALOT more than the hip hop ones.
Personally I think grime can make it but not if we carry on with how we're doing it which is a shame really, what I'm trying to say is all the top MCs spit grease and talk bout shanks and shit which I don't have a problem with but our music society seems too, this is completely unfair considering gangsta rap from the westcoast was allowed to talk about guns and stuff and the punters loved and bought it. Now we're in the situation where hip hop is dominating sales and grime is getting frowned upon because we're developing the same way westcoast hip hop did back in the 70s/80s?!?!?
I'm from Portsmouth and I know an extremely small handful of people that listen to grime but the rest just say "fuck that grimes greasy nigga music, make hip hop" they're right it some context I guess but when they listen to there Dirty Dike, Rhyme Asylum and all that UK hip hop they forget the fact that hip hop was infact 'greasy nigga music' at the start. We're in a world where people follow whats 'cool' and what makes money so everyone thinks hip hop is the answer because grime isn't allowed to be the answer.
Hip hop labels are the reason grime is going nowhere the cunts are stealing the best grime artists and making them spit Lil wayne sounding albums for little kids.
Grime is still in development stages and we can't escape the stage.
What I'm trying to say really is if grime started before hip hop became international then we would/might of been winning or at least drawing because it's not that grime is worse than hip hop it's just we don't have a billion pound industry that will invest cash into a genre of guys talking about stabbing and shooting like hip hop did. Grime is just as good as hip hop but the people that make things work just won't allow it to develop. Grime not being successful is just a huge headfuck.
But fuck them, right?
P.S It's possible I may have no clue what I was talking about just tell me to stfu and give me a better explanation if so (or you already knew all this)
P.S.S To all MCs, producers or anyone getting involved with grime I want to know what makes you carry on making grime. People say grime peaked 3 years ago and that it's only going downhill if this is true then why are you bothering to continue?
Last edited by Dilll; 2nd June '12 at 01:37 AM.