Sian Anderson recently invited a number of MCs onto BBC Radio 1xtra to rap over grime instrumentals played live in the studio by an orchestra. The list of MCs included Jammz, Mic Ty, Janset, Jevon, Merky Ace, and Jammer; many of them were previously highlighted by Anderson as part of her Next Generation Shout series. If you like what you see, there's good news: The classical/grime collaborations are just getting started. Next month, Skepta, Stormzy, and others will play with a live orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Check out video below, and revisit FADER's cover story on Skepta.
July 10, 2015