Streaming giant Spotify recently made the decision to add grime as its own genre category on the platform.
The announcement was made yesterday via Twitter by senior editor at Spotify, Austin Darbo, who stated that the introduction of the category “will make it easier for fans to find their favorite grime playlists.”
Created around the turn of the century, the unmistakably UK sound has gained a massive amount of notoriety as of late with the help of artists such as Stormzy, JME and Skepta - all of whom have introduced the genre to wider, more global audiences.
So far, three new grime playlists have been uploaded to Spotify: Grime Shutdown, Grime Classics and Grime Instrumentals. The playlists include essential tracks from the likes of D Double E, Big Shaq, Frisco, Wiley, Tempa T, Roll Deep, Skepta and many more.
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