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...The global face of the UK’s grime music scene, Dizzee Rascal rode the late 1990s wave of electronic dance music to become one of the idiom’s first major artists to achieve pop stardom. He was born Dylan Mills in London in 1984; his father...

Grime

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Grime is an MC-based electronic music genre that developed out of the UK garage scene. Influenced also by dancehall reggae and hip-hop, it first emerged in London in the early 2000s. As noted by Reynolds (2008), grime initially took...

Garage, UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The main stylistic precursor of UK garage was an American subgenre of house music associated with New York’s Paradise Garage venue, where the key DJ was Larry Levan. However, the DJ who is credited with defining US garage was Tony Humphries...

Hip-Hop in the UK

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...US hip-hop found its way into the UK through British sound system culture, which had been well established in the country since its introduction from Jamaica in the 1950s. Although perhaps unsurprising, considering the way that sound system...