It’s definitely not hip-hop.

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For many, grime is an enigmatic genre of music. Its genesis at the crosspoint of dub, uk garage, dancehall, and hip-hop make defining the sound less than straightforward. But a recent wave of promotion positions Grime to make a splash in pockets of global culture moving forward.

But to understand how grime overcame an initially sour reputation on its way to international stardom, you have to go back to the early 2000’s.

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