Breaking up the Party

Britain is rightly known for its multicultural popular music — but these musical styles have frequently emerged in the face of legal attempts to suppress them.

The year 2007 should have been the year that British grime music burst out from the underground. Drawing on the realities of urban life in Tony Blair’s Britain — as well as decades of black British creativity from dancehall to jungle — this new music had a network of musicians, MCs, and promoters, as well as the […]

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