Grime artists aren't known for their proficiency in the field of actually releasing their tunes (there's a lot of people still waiting for 'Bud Sweat & Beers'or the elusive 'D Double EP'), which, it must be said, is largely due to a lack of label and media support, so when one such long promised release does drop it's just one more good day for grime music.
First up is man-of-the-moment P Money's collaboration with Funky House hero Marco Del Horno and the most recent convert to grime production, DJ Swerve (the man also responsible for the beat behind D Double E's EP-referencing 'Streetfighter Riddim'), entitled 'Ho! Riddim':
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Second is a release which has been hugely anticipated by grime fans worldwide, and has been some time coming. The Newham Generals are easily among the most highly respected members of the grime scene. Releasing once more on Dizzee Rascal's Dirtee Stank label, the duo cement their position at the top as they deliver a short and flawless EP which features the huge 'I'm A General' with the late Slew Dem member Esco Big Bars joining them on vocal duties:
Finally we have the latest from grime scene don and King of Grime crown-challenger, Boy Better Know's JME with his latest CD offering 'Blam!'. Despite many of the MCs in his generation making moves over to the money in the mainstream, this collection boasts a tracklist aiming to extend grime music to a wider audience rather than simply using his history in grime as pre-existent evidence of talent.
And with Frisco's hotly anticipated long player set for release on Monday the 11th of October aswell, this could be quite a month for the UK scene...