EXCLUSIVE: Courts select 10 of their favourite Grime moments

Last week Essex five-piece Courts unveiled their amazing cover of Chase & Status’ recent track ‘Funny’ (watch it here). As we’re big fans of the band, we thought it was only right that we caught up with them and ask what it is about Grime that they love. They’ve kindly shared 10 of their favourite tracks/moments from across the scene’s history with us, so check them out below…

Chase & Status ft Frisco – Funny
We’ve got to start off with the original track. We were looking for a song to cover to help us reach a wider audience and when we heard this we loved it. The whole ‘London bars’ series Chase & Status did was sick. If we had time we would cover them all.


Tinchy Stryder vs Earz on LOTM
It isn’t just the songs that we like about Grime, it’s everything about the scene. This clash is sick and Earz’s bars never get old.


S Don – P110 [Bar for Bar]
Around 2011 it seemed like the Grime scene up North and in the Midlands was keeping it interesting. S Don’s flow is mad and deserves more attention.


Skepta- Ace Hood Flow
We’ve got so much respect for Skepta. He’s been around since day and to watch him finally blow around the world is inspiring.


Dizzee Rascal – Stop Dat
Classic. The drop still goes off after the thousandth time 13 years later.


Rynsa Man – 0 -140bpm


Manga – Nang
Manga has got to be one of the most underrated MCs in the country. The originality he has been producing these past few years shouldn’t be going unnoticed.


Sir Spyro – Side by Side ft Big H, Bossman Birdie and President T
Such a sick tune and the video has raised the bar.


Devlin – Tales From The Crypt
Another banger.


The Grime Show
The new generation of MCs coming through just shows how Grime is a timeless genre. We’re part of that generation that has grown up with it and can’t help but be influenced by it.

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Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Urban Music Editor
With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.
Matt Tarr