"Here he is MCing - that's grime-speak for rapping..."
Wiley (Credit: Meara Kallista Morse)

BBC Radio 4's Today show just ran a segment on the history of grime.

The segment appeared a few moments ago, and features a quick recap of the sound's history, its development, and where it could go next.

Wiley appears on the Today show, in part to promote his incoming autobiography, and his comments focus on the role of the music within youth culture.

The host introduces a track from Wiley, commenting: "Here he is MCing - that's grime-speak for rapping..."

Wiley claims to be blending punk rock and garage, and that grime stems from having "no money" - "it was to break way from where we were put..."

Also featuring contributions from the Black Music Research Unit, it makes for fascinating - if slightly bizarre - listening.

It's kicks off at 2:24:00 - tune in HERE.

For tickets to the latest Wiley shows click HERE.

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