Fri­day 27 Septem­ber 2019
Lon­don, O2 For­um Kentish Town

Tick­ets from £20.00 adv from ticketmaster.co.uk

On sale at ticketmaster.co.uk from 13 June at 9am and O2 PRI­OR­ITY from 11 June at 9am


Straight Music and Academy Events are proud to announce A Life of Grime at Lon­don’s O2 For­um Kentish Town on Fri­day 27September 2019, a unique event to cel­eb­rate the early years of Grime music and those who brought the scene to life.


A Life of Grime will shine a nos­tal­gic light on the gen­er­a­tion-defin­ing genre, fea­tur­ing some of the most inspir­ing artists who helped Grime rise from pir­ate radio to chart-dom­in­at­ing prom­in­ence in the early 2000s and the Lon­don-cent­ric loins of the bur­geon­ing scene.


The found­a­tions of Grime are well rep­res­en­ted in So Sol­id Crew, who over­saw its birth from the MC-ori­ent­ated UK Gar­age scene, as well as Grime stal­warts Jam­mer and Newham Gen­er­als, both pivotal fig­ures from the begin­ning and a vital mouth­piece for the genre. “Grime is about togeth­er­ness, so this show is one I am look­ing for­ward to” says Jam­mer. “I’m ready to bring Murkle to the stage.”


Dagen­ham MC Devlin, whose 15-year career has seen him achieve Top Ten chart hits and Gold-selling albums while stay­ing true to his under­ground roots, com­pletes the line-up along­side North Lon­don Grime legend Chip, who broke through into the scene aged 16 with ‘Who Are You?’ – one of the genre’s most icon­ic tracks – and later becom­ing the young­est UK rap­per to ever score a Top Ten single.


“Grime still has a tre­mend­ous amount of energy and has many facets now: it has evolved so those that love dub­step, gar­age, hip hop, R&B also like Grime, it touches all ele­ments of all these genres now” adds A Life Of Grime Pro­moter, Emily Curd.


With such an amaz­ing line-up, A Life of Grime is set to be an unmiss­able cel­eb­ra­tion of the music and cul­ture of the 2002 – 2006 Grime years. Tick­ets are on sale on Thursday 13 June 2019 at £20.00 adv — £35.00 adv from ticketmaster.co.uk

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.