Notable Subgenres: 8-Bar
Notable Artists: Terror Danjah, Wiley, Tempa T, Dizzee Rascal, Kano
Notable Labels: Butterz, No Hats No Hoods
Grime, like drum & bass, is a genre born from a number of different sounds. You can trace parts of dnb, garage, hip-hop, and dancehall as influences, but the hyper take on the 140 BPM zone, packed with half-time beats at one moment into string-driven 4x4 kicks the next. Grime is also one of the genres that, while the producers are definitely important, features the MCs as the bigger stars. Grime has remained an underground phenomenon, even if acts like Dizzee Rascal and Kano have received mainstream love.