Konnichiwa

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Can we please discuss this delayed-but-worth-the-wait masterpiece?

Favourite song?
Least favourite song?
Skepta's magnum opus?

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAyaaio3pqE
https://soundcloud.com/iglooghost/ell-ft-rocks-foe
https://soundcloud.com/astarocks/rocks-foe-seere-medleyprod-by-rocks-foe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiThDBVZ0gE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzG-g8Yrs0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7xn0KMOOxY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abvqy2-bFlc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_in_da_Corner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ-27rdwJPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH0KWX2a8zY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEBJ_tYlMw8
Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Is it actually good?

I assumed it would just be a memerap pop album.

askme
askme

Crime Riddim fucking slaps

StonedTime
StonedTime

set me a link

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Boy_vs_Girl
better than views imo
less filler, more bangers

askme
askme

@StonedTime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAyaaio3pqE

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@StonedTime
dopefile.pk / k49v27hbzbfa

StonedTime
StonedTime

great album if you've never listened to skepta before, good but underwhelming if you have

@StonedTime
lynxshare com pszjpkyu6540

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

hahah this skepta launch party is so shit

Supergrass
Supergrass

This is much better than I thought it'd be.

happy_sad
happy_sad

"I hate man like a nun"

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@happy_sad
It's a grime album most of these guys are awful rappers it's all about the vibes bruv.

Supergrass
Supergrass

ladies hit squad still shit

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Supergrass
It doesn't fit on the record at all, dunno why he kept it on there.

It's a fucking grime album then you have this weird generic rap song.

Spamalot
Spamalot

see me on the tv hi mum

lmfao

hairygrape
hairygrape

@CouchChiller
yeah i love it lmao

FastChef
FastChef

Why are grime artists so bad at releasing albums?

He's left his fans waiting what, 5 years for this album? And there's 7 new tracks on it. Almost half of the tracks on the album have already been heard.

And this is like a common thing. Jme had a 5 year old track on his album he released last year.

No one releases mixtapes or anything. And you can say "oh it's not an album genre" but what are they doing in the meantime? The bars they spit on sets are all the same.

Grime is not a super complex album. Should be easy to at least drop a project every year but we're lucky if they ever even drop an album.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@FastChef
Grime is not a super complex album

I meant genre.

cum2soon
cum2soon

featuring Chip

I was looking forward to hearing the most consistent grime artist of the past year spit some nang bars and diss about 100 different MCs in the same line.

All I got was a shitty pseudo deep PHONE CALL. That's not a feature Joseph!

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@cum2soon
PREACH

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Launch party a shit

w8t4u
w8t4u

Why the fuck has he sampled a clip of him and his friends threatening some kid over Call of Duty?

where you at senpai give us your location we're coming to your yard

Is this supposed to sound cool?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

damn kohhh going in at the launch party rn

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@CouchChiller
I tried liking grime, but I just couldn't do it. A lot of the grime songs I've tried listening to have some of the worst bars/hooks I've ever heard. People say that 'it's completely different from rap' and 'you just don't get it,' but I think they just like the grime aesthetic more than the music. Is this album honestly any different?

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Boy_vs_Girl
Does he come back? I rewound the stream to when he first came out.

Techpill
Techpill

@Crazy_Nice
its okay, not much different from the generic 1xtra tracks
the pharrell williams song was a bit different from the rest tho

eGremlin
eGremlin

@FastChef
There are no grime albums, only british rap albums.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Crazy_Nice
I felt the same way, but then I watched the Noisey episode about london. It was like a brief intro into what the scene is about. It's music to go fucking ham to, and I'm all about that

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@eGremlin
No there are definitely a few grime albums out there what are you on about.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@cum2soon
track bangs anyway tho

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@lostmypassword
Name some

Illusionz
Illusionz

this album is mediocre as fuck, how is the best grime album made 13 years ago by an 18 year old, literally shocking.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Fuzzy_Logic
Boy In Da Corner, all of Jme's albums, Microphone Champion, Konnichiwa, Treddin On Thin Ice, Playtime Is Over, Ghetto Gospel

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Illusionz
because grime ain't an albums genre and 99% of the time when a grime artist makes an album, it's a half-baked major label cash grab

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Illusionz
The thing that bothers me is that grime fans constantly whine about "IT'S NOT AN ALBUM GENRE DON'T JUDGE IT ON THE ALBUMS" yet a ghetto teenager made a fucking critically acclaimed Mercury Prize winning classic in the very early stages of the genre's lifespan.

It's very possible, people are just too lazy to do it.

askme
askme

@LuckyDusty
grime ain't an albums genre

if an 18 year old can fucking do it there is no excuse, the only hope for the scene is AJ Tracey

Skullbone
Skullbone

all yall need to stand down, this album is great

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Skullbone
are you american by chance?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@askme
What about The Square? Novelist is the reason I even care about grime again.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Burnblaze
Boy in Da corner is more garage than grime and the rest of those are rap.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@askme
AJ Tracey

AJ T MY DAD LIVED IN TOTTENHAM
TRUE MY DAD LIVED IN TOTTENHAM
SOMETHING SOMETHING ARSENAL
SOMETHING SOMETHING ARSENAL
AJ T FROM THE LANE
REALLY VAGUE FORCED SIMILIE
WAVE LIKE WALRUS

Inmate
Inmate

@BlogWobbles
Nov had so much potential but as soon as Skepta took him under his wing, his ego skyrocketted substantially, he left the square because he wanted to make the money, and not let his dargs eat.

@BinaryMan
i went secondary school with AJ aswell looool

@DeathDog
there's trap and all sorts of bass music on konnichiwa so idk what point ur trying to make

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@askme
who is Rocks FOE

Just started making music and it's already clear that he's gonna go on to become the GOAT desu.

https://soundcloud.com/iglooghost/ell-ft-rocks-foe
https://soundcloud.com/astarocks/rocks-foe-seere-medleyprod-by-rocks-foe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiThDBVZ0gE

Watching him do sets with other MCs is just embarrassing because he genuinely doesn't stop spitting while everyone else runs out of bars. Even changes languages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzG-g8Yrs0

FastChef
FastChef

@Inmate
Only live recorded albums like zing zing zoom can be grime. That release was the closest thing we had to grime in years.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@FastChef
No.

viagrandad
viagrandad

What's with grime artist filming their videos in front of Trellick Tower lmao? looool im so hard bruv im standing near a council estate

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@SniperWish

yup. been following skepta for a minute, seen him live, this is exactly what i expected. can't fuck with "Ladies Hit Squad" at all but enjoying pretty much all the others.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@FastChef
big h

you probably rate kozzie

@viagrandad
AJ is from west, trellick is the defining blocks of west

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@viagrandad
Because literally the only thing you need to be a grime MC is street cred. You HAVE to be hard to make grime music. You don't even necessarily need talent, you just need to be hard.

You have to act a certain way, dress a certain way, rap a certain way over certain beats. It's very formulaic and if you don't follow the formula you'll get completely ostracised, which is why you never see experimental grime artists and why the genre failed to progress.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@BlogWobbles
which is why you never see experimental grime artists
what is like half the shit on keysound recordings in the past few years wew lad

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@BlogWobbles
no just stop, grime is fully dependent on talent, if you chat crud and act like some skengman you will get g checked.

5mileys
5mileys

CRIME RIDDIM

idontknow
idontknow

@Spazyfool
Talking about the MC side of grime though.

The MCs will never rap over those instrumentals, and if they do, they will be simplified and made generic.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Boy_vs_Girl
Name one MC aside from Jme who doesn't act and talk about being hard.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@BlogWobbles
Some of wiley's albums don't even sound like grime or even rap, so I guess you could call that experimental.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Firespawn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7xn0KMOOxY

askme
askme

@idontknow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abvqy2-bFlc

askme
askme

@Illusionz
@Lord_Tryzalot
So who is this teen you're talking about? I'm interested in hearing the album

RumChicken
RumChicken

@askme
boy in da corner
most polished
most varied tracklist covering many topics
beats sound like they were literally made yesterday

Supergrass
Supergrass

@DeathDog
Boy in Da Corner is grime what are you on about

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Supergrass
Literally garage with an MC which still makes it garage.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@VisualMaster
rahhhhh safe for showing me this

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Sharpcharm
I mean grime came directly out of garage and there was a lot of sonic crossover in those days so I don't think you can definitely say it's garage, but not grime. It doesn't even sound like a lot MC-led garage at the time like So Solid or that "Do You Really Like It" shite. It's clearly more in line with the "eskibeat" type stuff Wiley was doing at the time.

5mileys
5mileys

grime has a lot of independents so they concentrate on creating a cash flow through merchandise and touring and releasing the odd track. the potential for a truly great grime album is there, they just haven't got the inclination since the work/reward ratio isn't there. they have to hustle to keep it a sustainable thing on their own because it's more profitable that way.

CasisDead will probably do the next great grime album.

Emberfire
Emberfire

/mu/thread/64606709#p64606709

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Sharpcharm
@Sharpcharm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_in_da_Corner

Genre: Grime

g there's literally sino-grime beats on there, just stop it

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Sharpcharm
jesus, read that back to yourself

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Fuzzy_Logic
most notably Avalanche Music Volume 1.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@viagrandad
Because ajs from west you bean

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Sharpcharm
Literally garage with an MC which still makes it garage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ-27rdwJPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH0KWX2a8zY

Do you not hear the difference?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

3 YEARS.
3 FUCKING YEARS.
HE TOLD ME IT WOULD BE OUT IN EVERY SINGLE MONTH IN 2015.

WHAT THE FUCK.

THERE ARE 3 YEAR OLD SONGS ON HERE.

You lucky you're from the manor Skepta. Wouldn't take this shit from anyone else.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Illusionz
Too many guys here hype up boy in the corner when Home Sweet Home is the GOAT

Inmate
Inmate

@VisualMaster
looool trim's face when he realises rocks is spitting in some african language is the funniest thing i've ever seen.

the guy is just looking as his phone not paying attention then suddenly realises what rocks is doing.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@5mileys
cas is cringe horrorcore

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Playboyize
GARRIDGE
I DON'T CARE ABOUT GARRIDGE
LISTEN TO THIS IT SURE AINT GARRIDGE
WHO TOLD YOU THAT I MAKE GARRIDGE

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Playboyize
4x4 beats sound similar

the percussion is fucking different, you're a nerd, i'm literally done.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Nude_Bikergirl
Great album but is it really grime though?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Snarelure
are you american?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Illusionz
F.am Dizzee was 16 when he wrote BIDC. It just took years for release, the verses on it were all at least 2-3 years old.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Illusionz
It isn't though.
Wiley's albums are all better

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Fuzzy_Logic
i've been listening to grime since Channel U

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Illusionz
Would you call 100% publishing a grime album? Because that's pretty great. It's not like grime and it's not like rap either.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Firespawn
HSH was a grime album. With one of the finest grime videos ever made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEBJ_tYlMw8

DAMN I MISS THOSE TIMES. Well not really, I was too poor.

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