Return of the Kings
Notorious Drug Lord Pablo Escobar. Love him or hate him, you can't deny he was making movements. If you've been following the Grime Scene from the conception, You will definitely recognise these faces. From early on in the game Plague and Maxwell D alongside Pay as You Go Cartel and other grime pioneers have continuously kept the scene going from strength to strength giving inspiration to many of the new artists out today. A quick listen to Pablo will give you remnants of old school grime, flow and lyrics, that with a modern twist. Get your sniper pose ready. For anyone not familiar with the roots of grime, Let me just give you a quick lesson.
'One of the largest garage crews, Pay As You Go Cartel is notable as being the starting place for MCs Wiley, Gods Gift, Maxwell D, Breeze, Plague and Flow dan, producer Target, and also UK underground music figureheads DJ Slimzee and Geeneus. Along with Heartless Crew and the So Solid Crew, Pay As You Go are recognised as pioneering influences on the grime sound.'
With Younger artists developing the 'afro-bashment' genre, many have forgotten what real grime actually sounds like. The flow, lyrics and heavy bass-line all contribute to what real grime heads have been missing and the noughties generation can admire. With a slick video and a catchy chorus, that will have you feeling like you're Pablo. A first listen to J-Fresh, Maxwell D and Plague. You can see that the movements in UK music have just continued to grow.
This is truly the return of the Kings.