Reminisce and party to the best old skool grime songs ever made!
Warning! If you were born after 1995, you may not know the best old skool grime songs. It’s never too late to learn!
Can you believe Grime Music is almost 15 years old?!
What was the first ever grime track?
A spin-off from the genre Garage, the new underground sound originated from Hackney, East-London. The first grimey sounds were heard back in 2002; when classic grime tracks such as Wiley’s Eskimo and Dizzee Rascal’s I Luv You were born.
It’s hard to pinpoint the first ever grime track, as the genre remained unnamed for many years before the title of ‘grime’ officially stuck.
In fact, Wiley’s early track Wot You Call It?, is referring to what do you call the sound, which would later to be known as grime.
Wiley is known as the Godfather of Grime, and many say his Eskimo instrumental is the first ever grime track to be made.
With early Grime growing in a time before the likes of Youtube, Soundcloud, Facebook and pretty much the internet as we know it, East-London radio stations, Rinse FM and Deja Vu FM, is where London youths would tune in and to listen to the latest beats, MC’s and sets. So different from the world in which we live today.
So, let’s name some classic old school grime songs
For those of you who are 25-year-old and above, you’ll remember (and appreciate) these old skool grime songs. For you youngers, allow us to school you (take notes). Here’s 11 of the best old school grime classics:
1. I Luv U by Dizzee Rascal
2. P’s and Q’s by Kano
3. Wot You Call It? by Wiley
4. Forward (Pow) by Lethal Bizzle
5. I Can C U by Crazy Titch
6. When I’m Ere by Roll Deep
7. Oi by More Fire Crew
8. Hype! Hype! by SLK
9. Anna by Ruff Squad
10. North Weezy by BMD
11. Serious by JME
Do you agree? Let us know your favourite old skool grime songs. We may even add your suggestions to our list!
We thought you may want to listen to the above grime classics, so, we’ve created a playlist for you. Enjoy!
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The Best Old Skool Grime Songs Ever Made