Grime has re-emerged from the commercial doldrums to storm the UK charts. With artists like Skepta and Giggs embraced by North American rappers, the genre is moving in a strong direction. British artists, unlike their American counterparts, prefer tracksuits and casualwear to designer. We’re going to look at the most iconic tracksuit moments in British rap, each moment tied to a critical event in the genre’s history. Let’s start with Skepta announcing his rejection of upmarket brands:
Dizzee Rascal’s 2003 debut album Boy In Da Corner codified Grime and marked it as a commercially viable sound. His project captured the zeitgeist for the black youth, and became a generation-defining work. Dizzee appeared on the cover dressed in a black all-in-one tracksuit, with a pair of Nike Air Max. 14 years later, British rappers dress much the same.
When you watch children play with Lego you will see imagination take over and little builders and architects emerge. Many of us played with Lego as children and have fond memories attached to the bright little bricks.
Lego is so easy to play with that young children are able to get involved and make their own models. Also because they are so easy to take apart, it means there is never a mistake you can’t fix. Adults and children love playing with Lego.
Lego has several development benefits for children. These skills, which are learned through imaginative play are important in life.
Gunpowder, the historical BBC drama series, has sparked controversy due to its realistic and graphic depictions of torture and executions during 17th century Britain. People shouldn’t be upset by this; the English government sanctioned these brutalities against Catholics and it’d be an insult to airbrush the gory details.
As a nation, we celebrate the torture and execution of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plotters. Perhaps Gunpowder will make people consider the suffering Catholics endured during this period.
There have been calls for Arthur Masuaku to replace Aaron Cresswell as West Ham’s left back. This debate has been awoken by some strong performances from the DR Congo man, who produced two Premier League assists in September. Not to mention his outrageous 20-yard strike against Bolton in the EFL Cup.
This is the story of Marvin Gaye’s harrowing 1978 album Here My Dear, an underappreciated but essential project in the singer’s discography. Inspired by the devastating divorce of his wife of 13 years, the album was an extremely personal account of their break-up and served as one of the biggest fuck yous in music history. Let’s start with the album’s two protagonists and how life was treating them in 1978: