Bristol-based grime MC Grim Sickers lit a fire under the grime scene last year with his heavy, pop culture-riffing breakthrough track "Kane." Today, JME joins him on the official remix, name-checking Steve Jobs, Leicester City soccer player Jamie Vardy, and Stephen King in one rapid-fire verse. Now signed to Meno Records, via Mike Skinner a.k.a. The Streets, Grim is celebrating the remix with a bright and colorful video directed by Skinner himself. Both MCs take the opportunity to bring all their gags to life (think: "Five man packed out in a Honda").
In a quote emailed to The FADER, Grim Sickers described the video as a "dream come true." The track was born out of bars he used to spit "on grime sets in early 2016 — the reaction was amazing. I sent Swifta [Beater] the vocal and he came back with a masterpiece. JME got on the remix through Twitter."
Mike Skinner also explained how he became a fan of Grim: "I first heard 'Kane' when Grim's manager played it to me. I played it out at a festival that afternoon, and everyone on stage turned around and made a funny face at me. I knew then that I'd been given an open goal, with no one around to tackle me. The rest has been history in the making. Grim is a real student of the game, he literally knows everything about grime. It’s very rare." Watch the video exclusively above.