London's grime scene is archived through grainy footage of live sets, radio appearances, and freestyles shot on the roads where the MCs live. Lord of The Mics and Risky Roadz are in the canon of these legendary recordings alongside Practice Hours, which captured early recordings of MCs such as Skepta, JME, and Kano when they were first breaking through.
The series was revived in 2015 and returns today with Novelist starring in the first of six new Practice Hours episodes. The video above shows him at home in Lewisham, south London before traveling around the city and eventually laying down a rapid-fire freestyle from the passenger seat of his friend's car. Check it out above and revisit Novelist's FADER interview now.