• Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola

MUSIC: The UK Scene

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Grime. Drill. Afrobeats. Afro-bashment. Hip-Hop. Rap. The list goes on.

The music scene in the UK is very unique as their sound is quite different from the American/mainstream sound. Many of these black artists are from African and/or Caribbean descent making a name for themselves in the industry.

Credit: Sneakbo, J Hus, Headie One album covers

I made a playlist of my favorite Drill, Grime, Hip-Hop/Rap, and Afro-bashment tracks that are hot in the UK scene right now. Although I compiled them into one playlist, you'll realize that each genre consists of a different sound.

Grime came about in London in the early 2000s and consists of electronic-dance/EDM style beat. Drill originated in Chicago and is influenced by trap + rap music. Drill made its way to the streets of London in 2012. It consists of heavy thumping and overall has a dark sound.

Fav UK Artists at the moment:

1. J Hus

2. Headie One

3. Sneakbo

Albums I'm currently listening to:

1. "The One Two" by Headie One

2. "The One" by Headie One

3. "Brixton" by Sneakbo

Who is your favorite UK artist? What songs do you currently have on repeat? Sound off in the comment section down below! Feel free to also comment any songs that you think I should check out! Always keen to discover new music :)





Hope you enjoy!

Much Love,

-Kris x

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