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From Grime Legends To Grime History Vol.23

"There's always talks around successful artists, who sacrifice or sellout to be a part of the Illuminati to gain riches, what do you think the Illuminati is? and do you think this is true?"

Let's be honest we all have heard some talk about he/she being apart of the Illuminati even in certain tracks! You heard some raising your eyebrows, scratching your head moments! like "did this person really just say that?"

I will never forget when I heard So solid's "21 seconds" this was in 2000/2001 during secondary school times. So anyways every dj has got this song apart from me lol, I will keep it 100 I wasn't really feeling this particular track until years later I appreciated what it did for the scene, I was just happy for So Solid couple of black bruddas that look like me doing their ting to seeing them on "Top of the pops, MOBO's BIG brit awards" etc... just mobbing it down on stage madness!! So yeah back to "21 seconds" this particular bar had me soooo baffed ffs lol you know what bar I'm talking about where he said "Raise up the dead yana
Worship the ............. you will never ever catch me saying that bar and I know I'm not the only one!!! hahaha real talk I don't mess around with them kinda spirits there.

But seriously I was thinking mandem let him casually just say that on the track? what made him say that? Was it For controversy, shock value? Or was it really really that? That's what I call selling out the ting! like my cuz said "some people are begging for them type of cults to come and get them"
So to end this I believe the illuminate is out there but what we have seen on YouTube or heard I don't believe that's how it goes its deeper than that.

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The music industry can be a very mysterious thing sometimes, artists can literally go from nothing to something, a nobody to a somebody, being irrelevant to significant all over night. Some people question how it's possible? Was it just their raw talent being guided by the right record label or management, did they have a crazy loyal fan base and have the best platforms to achieve great things? Or was it down to a secret society more powerful than the mind would allow you to believe.

The Illuminati, The 3 Mason's, Skull and Crossbone, there's a few different names I've heard throughout my journey in the music game. All associated with devilish antics and satanic rituals but mysteriously never actually proven on a wide scale. Conspiracy's about famous people's deaths such as 'Michael Jackson, Tupac & Biggie and Aaliyah' just to name a few have cast serious doubts in people's minds as to what really goes on. I myself have never came across any kind of secret society via the music industry but maybe that's for a reason, maybe I haven't got as far as I've imagine myself getting to because of my 'non connection' to the Illuminati.

Sounds a bit crazy I know but it's actually something that has become more and more spoken about amongst artists and outsiders. Selling your soul to the devil for fame and fortune, this doesn't generally work for clean hearted people like myself but others are tempted into this theory. How does it work and what changes in your life? Who are the power players in charge? Is it just musicians involved or is it global franchises and companies? It's all a lot to think about which is why I just try to make my music and attempt to take it to the heights most artists' dream of, naturally without the help of any of these secret societies or dodgy people.


If I'm honest, I am open to the belief that there is an Illuminati and they have a stronghold in this world but until I experience something which can be proved without doubt, it will just be a theory or urban legend to me.

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"Its a secret society all we ask is trust" Jay Z

Lyrics like that from Jay Z, as well as occult symbols in music videos and album artwork, from nearly every mainstream artist does make you think wa gwan for this music game.

I do believe occult's and secret societies have a strong influence in the world and have so for a very very long time, how does this connect to the music industry you might be thinking ?

Well to have influence you must control the creative and influential people in society i.e actors, musicians, athletes, celebs etc once you have those people they can be used as tools to influence a wider audience to whatever your agenda or end goal is.
If you think Jay Z and Dr. Dre are rich what about the guys that's paying them what's their bank balance looking like and how did they get rich?
It was only the other day Kanye was asking some super rich guy for help so he could do a clothing line, so who's to say that guy doesn't belong to a secret society ?

Money is power, those that have money also have power and control which ultimately leads to influence.
For some artists being signed to a major label is a dream come true and for others it can be a nightmare, as the realities of the music business set in.
In the end it's all about money, you have to look at it from an owner POV, you could care less about these people working for you as long they keep making you money (the truth is harsh).
If that wasn't the case then we would focus on the quality of music rather than who sold the most units, but truth be told its always about the money.

My thing is we will never know for sure if this Illuminati mess as Beyonce puts it, is true or false but I do feel like there's something going on that the public aren't aware of.

Rage

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From Grime Legends To Grime History Vol.19

What Do You Think Is The Origins Of Grime?

As a 15yr old entering my final year of secondary school I remember Monday's being a special day, why?
After school I would rush home and switch my radio on to 92.3. Deja Vu FM which was a home, a stomping ground and most importantly an Origin for Grime music.

Crews such as Nasty Crew, Roll Deep, East Connection, Tu Tuff, Ruff Sqwad and of course Slew Dem to name a few, was on rotation from 4 in the afternoon right up until 2am playing pure Grime all the way through. This radio station played a massive role in the early days of Grime. Many events and epic situations occurred there such as Wiley clashing Lethal B, Dizzee & Crazy Titch squaring off and Stormin having an epic battle with Trim. For a lot of mc's at the time it was all about spitting bars on Deja Vu FM.

I remember Wiley's 'Eskimo' instrumental was one of the 1st grime beats I acknowledged along with Danny Weed's 'Creeper', Musical Mob's 'Pulse X'. Just a few original Grime beats that initially made people want to become MC's in the 1st place. If I was to name one track that flew the flag for Grimes origins then it would be So Solid Crew '21 Seconds'
Simply because this was the 1st tune that had an effect on me, I instantly become a grime fan off the back of this track. I loved the grimy edge and the lyrics on show, Romeo's verse wins for me. Another track that has to get a mention for being a Grime origin is More Fire Crews 'Oi'. These guys were local guys from my ends and had created a tune that the whole borough came together to support and enjoy, reaching number 7 in the official UK charts which was a major thing for an east London Underground Grime crew. Pivotal moment in the history of Grime and since then the genre has excelled and become a real identity of the culture in the UK.

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I remember as a youngster dancing to General Levy's "Incredible" track feeling like a big man in a rave, it was only a kids party but that was my first taste of the Black British Music experience.
Them days Jungle music was massive on the roads and even though it was a British sound, you could hear the direct Jamaican dub origins through samples and basslines in the music.
I mention Jungle because a lot of the Garage/Grime pioneers cut their teeth to this genre and developed their sense of identity, which I feel played a part later on in the Grime Scene.
We also had the House music scene which I wasn't a particular fan of but I could appreciate it's musicality as my older cousins would always be mixing Tuff Jam records, they schooled me on those riddims and like I said I could appreciate the vibe but wasn't the biggest fan.

Now this is where we meet a crossroad because House and Garage music are exactly the same tempo only separated by the beat format, House is 4 to the floor and Garage is two step. So for up and coming DJ's and MC's alike it was easy to aply your trade over both formats and the Garage scene blossomed from all this new energy but it still weren't enough.
Garage music was all about a vibe and having a good time which there's nothing wrong with but it left little room for mc's to express themselves. If you look at the best Garage MC's ie Creed, PSG them guys they all have short punchy lyrics which blend in well with the vibe of the music, compare them to PAYG and you notice they attack the beat differently with a more aggressive tone similar to that of Jungle days.


I remember watching Dizzee Rascal and Adar practise to Jungle and never thought in a million years Dizzee would go on to champion the Grime sound, so for me it's clear the origins of Grime is Jungle music if your looking from an MC point of view, because the need to spit over darker basslines wasn't fulfilled by the two step of Garage and it's champagne music and the rap influence meant MC's wanted to be lyrical and say more on the beat.
Grime music is the evolution of Jungle, House, Garage, Reggae and Hip Hop fused into one big melting pot and the pot is bubbling nicely.

RAGE

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I think the origins of grime resonate from the streets. From the raw radio culture, where pirate radio was the main staple of getting heard. Grime is an evolution with dancehall flavas and a garage influence thrown in the mix. The days of youth clubs and the playgrounds being a breading ground for the talent you know and love today. Grime will forever be something created by the people for the people. If we never loose this essence I feel grime will go down in history as one of the most promising genre's. LONG LIVE GRIME ...

SLEW DEM MAF

Kraze

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