"I think Americans enjoy listening to [grime] as something different, how they would listen to punk or whatever," Boy Better Know founder and MC Skepta recently told FADER TV. "I always knew that one day, if they found out about us, they were gonna think 'yeah, them guys are sick.'" Speaking from behind smoke clouds while rolling through the snowy streets of NYC, the grime don was talking about his desire to take the genre global, something that seems closer than ever to being a reality in the wake of Kanye and Drake both recently showing love to the scene. Now, we can add to that list Jersey queen UNiiQU3, who unleashed her explosive rework of Skepta's "That's Not Me" on Soundcloud right after he appeared onstage with Kanye at this year's BRIT Awards. The heat of the Jersey club and the icy wobbles of Skepta's 2014 hit make for a pretty manic combination; hit that download button hard.
March 08, 2015