Sunday, 10 October 2010
Since coming out of The Movement's 'Fuck Radio: Under 18 Special' as easily one of the best younger MCs around way back in 2006, Griminal has been a hot property in Grime. The younger brother of legendary DJs Mak10 and Marcus Nasty aswell as MC Lil Nasty, he's a product of his environment with hard bars and on point beat selection. However, as is so often the case now, the best talents in grime are plucked by major labels and pushed to breaking the mainstream. Thankfully, despite declaring a Wiley-style retirement from Grime, Griminal is continuing to release Grime tunes. First was his free promo download 'Grimsom' in August, and now he follows that up with the second free collection that he promised in his interview on Logan Sama's Kiss FM show.
'Grimsom' is full of fresh tunes from the young MC, switching up between UK Funky, Hip-Hop and 140 beats and includes features from Lil Nasty and Maxsta aswell as new up-and-comers like Tiny and Stelf.
Download: Griminal - Grimsom
The imaginatively-titled second free promo, 'Grimsom II', is a similarly eclectic release but importantly showcases plenty of new bars from the man, which suggests these releases aren't simply about appeasing the Grime fans ready to backlash on his movements into the mainstream.
Download: Griminal - Grimsom II
Still to be expected is a full grime mixtape, aswell as the more commercial album due to be released on Universal Records.