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Risky Roadz has created a new documentary exploring Birmingham’s grime scene

+44 Presents: Risky Roadz 0121 is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime

  • Tope Olufemi | Photo: Luke Curtis
  • 29 June 2021
Risky Roadz has created a new documentary exploring Birmingham’s grime scene

A new documentary about the grime scene in Birmingham is out now.

+44 Presents: Risky Roadz 0121 looks into the development of Birmingham’s grime scene and features some of the cities biggest names, including Mist (pictured) and Jaykae.

The DIY approach to music is captured by Risky Roadz CEO Roony Keefe, who has created videos for Skepta, Kano, and a host of other grime artists.

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Speaking about the documentary, he said:

“UK music and culture are at the top of their game right now, with our sound topping the charts and stealing hearts. For me to use the Risky Roadz name again for a documentary it had to be a story worth telling: the Birmingham grime scene and the infrastructure that’s made it, is just that."

"When grime was quiet in London, Birmingham was still going strong. We’ve all come so far, myself included, and to really appreciate the journey you have to look at places that don’t always get the credit they deserve.”

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He continued: “Birmingham is one of these places and a place special to grime and myself. The DIY ethos lives strong here and Risky Roadz 0121 will show you everything you need to know about the independent mentality. You have an idea you want to make happen? Make it happen. The only person stopping you is yourself, so dream big.”

Exclusive music will also be available alongside the documentary, with contributions from M1llionz, K2 and Tempa.

The documentary is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime now.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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