Sir Spyro Lights Up Birmingham Set
BBC 1Extra DJ, Sir Spyro heads up to Birmingham to link up with some of the hardest emcees in Brum. Putting on a ridiculously high energy show in the BE83 Artists HQ, a creative content company founded by Despa Robinson. We get to see a real display of raw, organic talent from artists, both young and old.
The 0121 scene has always repped grime to the fullest and a whole set of Birmingham emcees will never let you down. Seeing veterans of the game like Vader and Hitman link up with up and comers like T.Roadz and A Dot Wiz just shows the love and passion that runs through the city. Younger artists getting to be on set with some of their inspirations whilst still being able to go bar for bar is always incredible to see.
The set kicks off with El Messy spraying over Heavytrackers‘Sauvage’ before Deadly touches mic and turns up the aggression over Sir Spyros very own ‘Windy’. Bars from Tanstskii and Hitman set pace before Vader gives us a reminder as to why he is one of the best in grime other a heavy hitting Trends x DOK beat. As expected, we get see the incredible chemistry Trilla and C4 have with each other, displaying ridiculous talent making reloads look way too easy.
Being by far the youngest in the room we see Lord of the Mics performer, T.Roadz display his talents over some jumpy instrumentals, although he is too young to have touched pirate radio, the ease of the flow switches show how he has been perfecting his craft. Ace 1 graces the set and flips the tone completely. The perfect example of the influence the Jamaican sound system culture had on the development of grime. The high energy, Patois flows took the room up a level.
Spraying the bars from the recently released ‘Mozambique’, Jaykae blesses the set showing that he is still levels on the radio set. Being a much more mainstream artist than a lot of the others in the room you can really see the sense of community in the Birmingham Grime. Mayhem NOBD is the last MC to touch mic. Another artist that has been making huge waves across the scene in the past year.
It is clear that 0121’s heartbeat beats at 140bpm. The grime scene in brum has always been a very close second to London and this set is proof that they are coming for the belt. Being such a diverse, working class city, it is no surprise that everyone manages to come with their own style and story. A real inspiring community vibe that would be great to see in other places around the country.
Luke Bryant @Lukebryxant
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