With the MOBO Awards just around the corner, on the 5th of December, the nominees for all awards have been announced, and the Best Grime Act category is looking stacked!
Bugzy Malone has been nominated for his phenomenal album: “The Resurrection”, which told the story of his comeback from his horrific crash and how he has reflected on the past since then. It was a success, charting in the top 10 and being critically renowned.
Chip is also up for this award, and what a year he has had. The beef with Stormzy has been on everyone’s agenda, but outside of that, his mixtape “Snakes And Ladders” consisted of bangers after bangers, and was also a commercial success. Features with the likes of P Money on “Stuttering” prove that Chip is still at the top of the scene and has more to give.
D Double E never stops making incredible music, and the last year or so has proved that. His album Double or Nothing had some of the best grime production in recent memory, with tunes like “Tell Me a Ting” and “Grinding Away”. His track “D.O.N.” with Skepta was one of the best grime songs released towards the back end of 2020, and this year has set pace with his Daily Duppy and several features.
Frisco has released 2 monster projects in the last year or so: his solo project “The Familiar Stranger” came out in October 2020, and “Norf Face” was released this year, in March, with Capo Lee, Shorty and Jme. He shone throughout both projects and kept the levels very high for other MCs to follow. He’s also released a two-track single release – “Deuce” – and they were two bangers.
Ghetts arguably released the album of the year in “Conflict of Interest” – sure enough, he’s up for that MOBO too – and spread his name nationwide. Songs like “Skengman” and “No Mercy” were hit bangers off his album, and as a whole, released one of the most cohesive, heartfelt, emotional rollercoasters of an album. Features for Splurgeboys, Dave and Swindle overall have shown that Ghetts is still one of the, if not, the best wordsmith out of the UK.
Finally, Skepta has been nominated for the release of his EP, “All In” which consisted of 5 tracks, and a grime banger in “Eyes on Me”. His feature run at the end of 2020 was brilliant as well, with tracks for D Power Diesle, D Double E and Frisco showing his elite microphone presence and skills haven’t gone anywhere.
Who do you think should win? The link to vote is HERE!
Release Date: 01-11-2021