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It's like man don't know I'm the truth, truth, so I gota go a likkle harder

Slewdem we raise the roof, roof, in the booth we are like Osama

And when it comes to you MC youts, youts, I am your lyrical farda

G Man


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From Grime Legends To Grime History Vol.17

"There has been a lot of mind 'you don't get spun' talk in the scene recently! give a 16 bar to spin a guy"

 

I wanted to see your wig split like how I brake down big bits

Turn your lump into giblets, my minds on digits

You violate you can fly to spirits, revolver straight to your eye then spin it,

Look in to your face tell you I done did it, ring of the ting til my guns finished,

End of the barrel and your life done with it, your life tun spirit

You might come with it, but I come wicked

I wanna see your wig piece fly like wicket

Bloodsport, you can call it violent cricket

No bats, no pads just knives and millis

Where mandem are shankin and firing silly

And you can get sent to the sky no pity

Plus the mandem will ride out with me x2

Rage

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Kraze I'm a LYON
I came for the COOKIES,

This ain't your EMPIRE
Your lying your a ROOKIE,

Absent bars lyric book plays HOOKIE,

Not Liam Neason never been taken on
The mic no boy can ever say that he
Took ME,

"Why would I fly with pigeons,
When man a man ah EAGLE",

Mumma didn't raise no man to be feeble
Come back in it like a SEQUEL,

Come to move wicked and bad like a juju man's EVIL,

Lyrically clart up people lyrically I'm BAD claart up PEOPLE.

Kraze

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I'm a champion, man get spun when they clash me
Usain Bolt on a track can't catch me
Flows in abundance go ask the youngers
Any violation, Daves gona dun dem.
Shutdown teams till the scene can't function
Dem mans breath smell stink like onion.
Who are you to be talking wicked
Your hype died but mine ain't finished
Anytime I touch mic I kill it so in a clash there's no way you'll win it
Mixtape download dead straight binage
Better send that shit to a 3rd world village
Lyrically slew Dem, batter and bruise them
When it comes to war I will out do them

Clipson

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Top Dolla gives his favourite 16 bar; from D Double E

D Double not D Single
Who's on the mic riding the vinyl
quick with the easy and simple
MCs get murked if they're commercial
With no rehearsal you'll get a quick burial
Rinse them clean like ariel biological
First thing in the morn' like cereal
Cause you're messing with a Newham General
And I take this music personal
Rude boys they don't take it personal
If you bring your crew then I'll murk them all
Right there on the spot like Clearasil
Cause I told you before don't come single against D Double
I'll put the tip of the gun straight up your nostril and pull!!!

Think you're a big boy cos you go gym... you know the rest!!

Top Dolla

 

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Score5 Interview and mixing session with Top Dolla





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From Grime Legends To Grime History Vol.16

Tell us a memorable moment for you?

 

 

My most memorable event has to be 2006 when we had a couple Germany shows to do and we ended up getting stranded. The promoter who brought us out there didn't have any intention of ACTUALLY paying. So basically got brought out there under false pretenses. We were livid, the flight out there was fine and the hotel stay was cool, when the first show came round in hamburg it's then when everything got bookey.
The promoter came and said there's no flights home and there is no show money... we ended up kidnapping the promoter until he brought out money. Police ended up coming to our hotel room found us keeping the promoter hostage and arrested us. REMEMBER WE ARE IN GERMANY, so I'm sure you can imagine we were sh*tting ourselves and kept on the station overnight until a translator came and told us we were being charged with false imprisonment... (ominous back drop music playing in the background) this is when we started shirting ourselves. Eventually Jammer was the first to be released I think , then Chronik then Shorty Smalls, Knuckles , Waffer then me. Upon our release from the German cells we were faced with a dilemma of being kicked out our hotel rooms. So now we are on the streets of hamburg... with no more money... no Contact with any1 and no where to stay... We then had to make it to Berlin because Jammer had a DJ there who would put us up and let us email home and that. So we took to the streets and ended up dipping a drunk guys pocket. Jammer distracted him I slipped the wallet now we had money to get the train to Berlin.
Basically it was the worst trip to Germany I've ever had .. looool. But a very memorable experience

Kraze

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The summer of 2007 if my memory serves me correctly held the last ever 'Young Man Standing' event, to those that don't know this was an U18 grime rave organised by Deja Vu FM which would normally involved all the grime crews on deja vu plus special guests. It was always hyped up on the radio and was an event you did not want to miss.
Anyway I remembering taking a 7 seater cab to club EQ with Wizz Kid, Skary and a friend of mine, duno why we even hired a 7 seater tbh but on arrival we saw an old East Co member Double O outside sitting in his car and the relevance of this was that when we got closer to the club we could hear somebody on the mic shouting 'Double O you have 10secs to come inside otherwise your a P****', sadly for Double O he stayed in the car.
So we've got into the club and we are approaching the stage having to get through a load of sweaty excited teenagers who are clocking our faces and getting even more excited because they know it's about to pop off.


So at this point Jammer and Skepta are on the stage talking all kinds of hype so I've hopped under the barrier followed by Wizz, Skary, Ryder, Fresh and Nikki Forcer to name a few. Strangely enough before anything could kick off Skepta approached me and said "Yo Clips lets clash, Roll Deep v Fire Camp right here right now" obviously I'm not one to shy away from a war so I agreed instantly and in the back of my head I was thinking 'we are in east and this dude wants to clash, I'm gona bury him'. No discredit to Skepta but in 2007 he hadn't conquered the East end crowd yet so I knew it would favour us. If you can imagine the hype of the crowd as its been announced over the mic that we are gona clash everybody in there was on one, especially the mythical Grime scene superhero 👀 The murkle man. He was jumping around dreads swinging up until Forcer ejected him from the stage like he was a security guard on a big pay cheque, funny stuff trust me.


Anyway me and Skepta are about to clash but not without his support from Ruff Sqwad and Roachee. These guys must of just got in the rave and was literally running towards the stage shouting 'F*** Fire camp' so it got even more tense. Without incriminating myself I will just say that I was prepared for whatever was about to happen musically or physically but we managed to keep things sensible and we got clashing. So we're going b2b and take it from me them man got shelled down, we captured the clash on the realion DVD hosted by Fresh but for whatever reason the DVD never came out.
If you was there on the night I doubt you will ever forget what happened especially as it was the last ever Young Man Standing of its era. Feelings got touched and reputations were tested but overall was a great night for Grime music and will go down as a fond memory of my history in Grime.

Clipson

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I was thinking about this the other day I had a crazy experience in Paris, I went out there with Tim and Barry, Jammer and a few members from Slewdem.
Previously we had done a photo shoot with Tim and Barry and now these photos were being showcased in a exhibition with Jean-Charles de castelbajac a famous fashion designer it was quite a big deal.
It all happened quick I got the call like "Yo do you want to come France ? I was like "course bruv" and a couple days later I was on the euro-star with the mandem.
When we reached the hotel and got inside our rooms everyone started laughing, the rooms were peak it looked more like a hostel it had bunk beds and all that.
A few of us went to see if we could get the rooms changed but apparently the hotel was full and they were the only rooms available.
It was either stick it out or find a new hotel, I personally wanted to leave but in the end we chose to stick it out, after all we was used to them hostel environments.
The rooms weren't the best but the banter levels was too much I remember spending most the night catching joke with the mandem and running around the hotel chatting to girls and stuff.
The next day we went to check out the exhibition and got a behind the scenes look of the gallery we were introduced to Jean-Charles he was cool and down to earth, he gave us a tour of the gallery and made us feel welcomed it was a mad combo of fashion and grime.
I got a nice taster into the world of fashion and photography, we managed to get Jean-Charles to wear one of our non-stop working t-shirts and he let us pick out some clothes from his fashion line to take home.
The night of the exhibition was surreal our photos were up on display and people was coming up to greet us and thank us for being there, I can't lie I was feeling like a celeb out there.
The night went well everyone was happy and we rubbed shoulders with some important people, thinking back on it now all this was achieved through the power of Grime music.
The highlight of my night had to be performing at the after party, after appreciating so many talented artists I finally had chance to show off my art and I was gassed.
I performed two tracks from my unreleased at the time Streets of Rage Vol.1 mixtape and the crowd went nuts, I got a reload in France my first time performing abroad and I duppied the dance.

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Rage

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I remember mid 2000s at the Slewdem studio's we just moved to Bow, next door to Rinse FM at the time, couple of us was in the studio just catching vibes throwing around some idea's I was on Cubase making a riddim, anyway so I finally came up with two ideas, I remember that night a crew was doing the radio set on Rinse FM then someone knocked the door, and who stepped through? man like........... I was thinking "rah this is mad" because the track I made was definitely influenced by this Mc/artist.

Sooo anyway this particular MC heard the riddim I made and said he wants to vocal the riddim right now, I'm not going to lie I was kinda gassed but I wasn't trying to show it though lol! so yeah he jumped on the track sprayed some bars then went back to his radio set on rinse like normal. Anyone that listens to a Slewdem beat will know we like to add some type of gun fx, bomb fx Lol just ringing off in the riddim. So I thought let me add some bomb FX, which you will hear in the chorus and because of what the Artist/Mc was talking about in the song it just made sense to add that plus that is one of our signature sounds. The artist I'm talking about is the godfather himself aka Wiley, the track is called "BANG" produced by myself Top Dolla you can listen to that on Slewdem mafia web site, Slewdem mafia sound cloud or on our YouTube channel. To listen to the track please click here

Large up peeps!!! Maf

Top Dolla

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Top Dolla Showing How He Makes Riddims



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From Grime Legends To Grime History Vol.15

Has grime loss its raw essence?

I think it depends on how you look at the situation, because a many will agree that it's lost the raw essence but at the same we all can agree that it has evolved over the years. From youth club days to all-day festivals we have seen Grime grow from strength to strength in terms of commercial appeal.

I think it's a give and take thing with Grime, sometimes you have to lose one thing to gain another and I'm sure the artists making money from the scene are not complaining. I personally can appreciate the changes that have come because I believe better organisation leads to more success and it's long way away from turning up to radio on a random estate, where you never knew what could happen. These days it can still go off and get mad but the difference is the platforms are more established, more professional and artist have way more to lose than before.

Rage

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I would say YES and NO, I feel because of social media it has allowed people to bypass certain things, it's definitely made it a lot easier. You can go straight to periscope, snap chat, twitter etc... then say or do a couple of stuff for a couple seconds not even minutes just seconds lol, everyone gets hyped, video then goes viral then you become a instant hit, which is not a bad thing you got to use these outlets to your advantage! but, there's a difference between a couple of seconds and 1 or 2 hours major difference!

Which brings me to this..... Let's not forget the other way, which is PIRATE RADIO STATIONS!!! That's foundation, that's like the MECCA for emcees and Dj's! And this is why grime has had a heart beat for so looong that we tend to forget! Some of them pirate station's are keeping that rawness about grime. I think with any genre of music, when it becomes popular sometimes the rawness, authenticity goes! And that's just because we get caught up in this social media era hype!!!

It's about finding the balance you got to hop off that s#!+ and get back to the basics, like I stated before, let's not forget pirate radio stations, emcees, Djs and the producers 100% they all play a big part in what's going on in the scene and they are keeping that raw, crud essence going! Hopefully more will emerge and more stations will start to spring up and keep on spreading the sound.

Top Dolla

 

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