Grime has been around for over 20 years now, with the likes of the Godfather Of Grime, Wiley, along with Skepta, Kano, JME, Ghetts, Chip – and many more – championing the sound and helping to create a scene that is now known across the world. The best grime songs have become anthems that allow you to understand what the music is all about: Ghetts’ Artillery, D Double E’s Street Fighter Riddim, Kano’s P’s & Q’s, Lethal B’s Pow and Giggs’ Talkin’ The Hardest (aka the UK’s unofficial national anthem). But there are tons of lesser-known grime songs that deserve recognition. Here are five of the best grime songs every fan needs to hear.
5: N.O.D.B grime set
Birmingham may not get the recognition that it deserves within the grime scene, but you have to give props where they’re due. Including Miles, Maybe, Fist, Tempah, Lil G, Ace1, and Lady Fiasqo, N.O.D.B are one of the first groups to come out of the city’s grime scene.
The variety within the group allowed them to deliver 40 minutes of pure uninterrupted fire in this set. Refusing to hold back, each MC unleashed venom on every beat that was spun, helping to shine a light on overlooked talent in the Midlands area. The more notable names to come out of Birmingham, such as, Lady Leshurr, Mist, Jaykae and Lotto Boyzz, owe a debt.