Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Grimeline

The Grimeline: How Independent Grime Went Mainstream

We’re looking at UK Grime and how the genre has permeated the British chart, creating a time of unprecedented chart success. Interestingly, many of the prominent artists are signed to their own independent labels; finding success away from the major labels.

They have total creative control over their output and have blossomed away from the powerful distribution networks of the big boys. Consider Giggs, who never had an album reach the Top 20 until he went fully independent and hit #2 with Landlord.

We’re going to take you on a journey through the history of the genre and how we got to this stage. But first let’s quickly explain what Grime is:
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leyton orient pitch invasion

Effigies, Clown Costumes and Pitch invasions | Inside the Leyton Orient Fans’ Protest

On Easter Monday I went to see relegation-doomed Leyton Orient, I was expecting this to be the club’s last home game in the Football League after 101 consecutive years. Things didn’t go as expected, in what was one of the most memorable games of football I have attended. I ended the game running around the pitch living out childhood fantasies.

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Kyle, Lil Yachty - iSpy video breakdown

Instagram Love | iSpy – Lil Yachty & Kyle Video Breakdown

Another music video breakdown, this week we are looking at the adorable video for “iSpy” with Kyle featuring Lil Yachty. At Culture Hash we love a bit of Lil Boat and his bizarrely infectious style of rapping and singing.

He’s causing a bit of a stir in the hip-hop world, with his seeming lack of respect for the founding fathers of hip-hop. People got upset when he said he couldn’t name five songs by Tupac or the Notorious B.I.G, but at the end of the day he wasn’t even born when both of the rappers died.

Lil Yachty is looking like the future of hip-hop at this moment; his lack of respect for the older people in the genre seem to represent a shift in the genre. He has thus far released two good mixtapes. Times are changing in hip-hop some people might not like it.
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