When I heard JME pop up on the Boy Better Know posse cut, Gangsta, earlier this year I really wanted to know where he has been all this time. JME has his own lane in the UK Grime scene and he raps about that on his new album. He spits, “The route the JME took was different to the route that Jaykae took / And that was different to the route that P Money took / And that was different to the route that AJ took / And that’s different to the route that you’re gonna take / The blueprint is to carve your own way.” In the 4 years since the release of his last and best work, Integrity>, JME has become a father, husband and homeowner who still loves to make music for the love of making it. He doesn’t care about being famous, doing interviews, or putting out music because people want him to. He insists on being seen as a normal guy with lyrics like “Prick, trust me fam, you watch me / Like I’m not a regular on these streets / Some yout said, ‘Yo, why you on foot?’ / Like I’m supposed to be in a fucking limousine.” One thing JME definitely doesn’t care about is streaming, as his latest album Grime MC was released only on CD and vinyl, which I think isn’t a bad thing at all but it is a pain for international customers that really want a copy of this album. JME’s first two albums, Famous? and Blam! came out around the time when a lot of Grime MCs were making music to appeal to American audiences. Those two albums didn’t really do that that but Grime music wasn’t in the great state it is now and those albums haven’t aged as well as his previous album. This album, compared to his others, still has that signature do-it-yourself style of production that JME has been known for spitting over. In terms of lyrics, JME is just spitting facts throughout this whole album. On the song Pricks, JME raps about how you can’t simply dilute his music. “Don’t ask me for no clean version of my riddim / You can’t ask Denzel for a clean version of Training Day / Take what you’re given,” he raps. He is proud of the fact about how “man’s still independent, still unsigned.” Toward the end of the album, he really gets very critical of the things that are happening around him such as “yes men.” Especially on the song How Much, he talks about how everything that he has in his life is a bonus like his home studio, his wife, his car, and his group of friends. It’s all a bonus because he has “air to breathe / Food to eat, a bed to lay [his] head / [he’s] free of disease / Clean water to drink and wash and [he’s] got air to breathe.” His verse goes into asking people in general about how much stuff they really need to be fulfilled in life. This album came out right around Thanksgiving so it made me think about what I was thankful for. Smart move JME. I loved how JME uses his position as a Grime legend to talk about how things change throughout music how “people are scared of what they don’t know.” He reminisces about how people used to hate on grime music and how hard the rappers championed it. He adds that people need to be accepting of UK Drill the same way people accepted grime. The song talks about how there’s always going to be a new style in music and a new way of consuming music. History will change and repeat itself and people are scared of that. In addition to spitting the truth he’s also telling stories a lot throughout this album compared to the bars on bars that he gave us on Integrity>. The opening track 96 Of My Life, he raps about his grind before grime. He faked it until he made it in music, was driving without a license, was making music while he was in school which he didn’t graduate on time from. It’s a great success story that sets the tone for the entire album. He also has some really sick one-liners throughout this album. Some of my personal fav lines are “I got caps on lock so I don’t get shift” and “I was 17, spitting 16’s in N15 for teenagers in London.” My biggest criticisms about this album is that even though the beats go really hard and fit JME, there isn’t enough variety in the production. I also didn’t like a bunch of the hooks on certain songs but some hooks on songs were fantastic like on Nang, which features a show-stealing appearance from his brother Skepta. Wiley, P Money and Shakka also feature on the album, as does Giggs who JME collabed with on one of his best songs (Man Don’t Care). I’m not a very big Giggs fan aside from a few songs of his that I love. I love some of his features depending on the verse. In his verse on the song Knock Your Block Off, he still manages to mention Batman for the hundredth time with the line “Yeah, man I wish Batman / Out ere, Jokers, bring out the Riddlers.” JME is one of the nicest grime MC’s of all time and the title fits this album perfectly.
Fav Tracks: 96 Of My Life, Pricks, Issmad, Nang, You Watch Me, How Much, Change
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Skepta and Mick Jagger
In 2019 we got full SK Level; the self-proclaimed ‘King of Grime’ returned with his new record ‘Ignorance is Bliss’. It’s not as if Skepta had to reclaim his throne but the UK rap star reaffirmed why he’s wearing the crown in the first place. Through his formidable, stern flow, Skepta takes aim at benign hangers on and pretenders to his status as grime’s top boy “another one, here today/gone tomorrow/dick riding for some likes and a follow”.
Chopped through with sturdy beats, glitchy 8bit video game fragments, hefty bass womps and the occasional foray into head-bobbing slow jams, this is Skepta taking the sound of London’s streets global.
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