GRIME AND ARCHITECTURE: WOT DO U CALL IT? URBAN?

Originally published on pinupmagazine.org

Exploding out of east London council estates at a time of profound urban change, the story of the musical style grime is as much spatial as it is sonic. In Dan Hancox’s new book Inner City Pressure, he discusses the electrifying scene through detailed interviews with MCs such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, and Skepta, who spawned the most important genre of a generation. More than this, the book chronicles London from the early 2000s through to 2018, a time in which state-led gentrification, the 2012 Olympics and a heady melange of glass and steel changed the city for good, while grime moved from Bow basements to the Barbican, from Canning Town to Coachella. PIN–UP spoke to the author about the architecture and urbanism of grime…

Originally published on pinupmagazine.org

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