Even by his own frenetic standards, Kanye West’s recent time in London has been prolific. He’s been jumping on tables at Nando’s, giving out trainers in Soho and having a bit of a cry with Zane Lowe. But the most important aspect of Kanye’s springtime sojourn in London has been his desire to shove London’s grime scene into the spotlight.
Both at the Brit Awards and at a last-minute Kanye West gig at Koko last week, Ye shared the stage with some of the recently revitalised sound’s biggest and brightest talents. Here’s who’s who in London grime right now, and where you can catch them spitting bars in the coming months.