Best Grime Artists


The Top Ten

1 Skepta

top bloke

too good

The man himself. His flow hits the hardest out of all of the grime artists out there. The Tupac of Grime.

Compared to the danish grime scene (where I'm from) this rocks the others we can follow in Denmark but this is another level... Personally love king of grime that's just crazy...

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2 Wiley

U simply can't say otherwise

Literally all of his songs are amazing yet unique

"The Godfather of grime", enough said!

Created the genre. Producing music consistently for years. Last 2 are his best. Just getting better

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3 Jme

He's just him, which puts on the top by default. On top of that, man's got the bars bro.

He doesn't just talk about guns and killing 24/7 and has an original style.

I love him cause he don't care about your ts and cs

You cannot compare anyone to JME. He's different from these other grime artists in so many ways, I stopped listening to grime a long time ago (if you could even call the stuff out now grime) but the only person I still follow is JME. Serious.

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4 Devlin

Top boy

Must be higher, c'mon, if ghetts is 7, then devlin should be around him, devlin is one of the best artists in the uk, anyway, this is what I think: the list is fair. of course skepta is 1st, he is the king of grime, and I'm glad kano is 2nd, he's my favorite grime artist and he is way too smart for grime, and wiley should be 3rd because he made grime, but kano and skepta are better, I'm not too keen on jme but I'm still happy that dizzee made it too, he made grime popular, bashy is ok, ghetts is sick, and tinchy should be lower because he is doing pop music now. but vote devlin higher! - gezim

His flows are sick, his lyrics are true and deep and he doesn't come out with gassed up stories to big himself up like some others out there do. but he is incredibly talented and was a born natural, you can tell because he first started writing before he was in his teens and at 13 he had a regular spot on Flava FM which is an insane ft for an established grime artist let alone a young teen. DEVLIN FOR THE TOP SPOT ALL DAY EVERY DAY

One of the best artist to ever come out the grime scene, recently seen him coming back into the lime light with a few collabs and his album the "devil in", give him a couple years couple good grime bangers don't see why he can't over take jme. (I'm comfortable with wiley and skepta at the top spot)
saw this guy on f radio back in the day, pirate radio sessions and westwood he was always in a league of his own and never had a problem with spitting against the best of the best in the scene using complex lyrics he's a true utter wordsmith with the bars. for those who haven't heard check out "art of rolling" or "tales from the crypt" or simply any of his early f radio stuff on youtube

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5 Dizzee Rascal Dizzee Rascal Dylan Kwabena Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is a British rapper, recording artist and record producer. A pioneer of grime music, his work has also incorporated elements of UK garage, bassline, British hip hop, and R&B.

Flow, delivering of verses and past albums speak for him. There is no debating

how he flows over those fantastic beats of his is just mind blowing, I'm a big a fan of his and I'm sure I'm not the only one. you do agree, right?

I’m a baseline junkie!

Boy in the Corner... Best grime album out there. The beats are hard and the Dizzee's flow is so unique compared with the other artists in the genre

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6 Ghetts

The greatest... Every other grime mc wants to sound like ghetts! Wiley maybe the godfather of grime, but ghetts is the grim reaper of grime! Put him up against anyone the Outcome yet another Mc getting sales just because Ghetts has dissed him and said his name on a track.. It's the only reason they side swipe Ghetts hoping he'll get annoyed with them and do the same... P Money you owe allot of cash to ghetts and you know it...!

Ghetts should definitely be number 1 he spits bars to any beat and keeps the flow perfect. Another thing is that he has his own style unlike many grime mc's do the same style. Finally ghetts don't need to run round trying to merk anyone because he does murk everyone.

Ghetts is just such a don! He's on another level, he raps so fast as well which makes his songs even better, his best song by far has to be artillery, if you haven't heard it then you are missing out on a lot!

Anyone who knows grime knows that ghetts is lyrically untouchable, his bars are so complex that only those who really listen even understand him, hence why he's not at least top 3

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7 P-Money

Just the best, versatile, original, smart lyrics, can rap, clash with anyone, confident, real talk. He keeps grime moving and all other artist on their toes. Always fresh

Way smarter than ghetts with sick flow forget the dis tracks this is a classic mc in the making I've heard some soon to be released tracks and they are grime heaven pure gold!

P money! Shut down Ghetts and shut down Big H and that takes skills. Don't know if I would put him in my top ten but I can see why he is rated 7th on this lits

This guy changed the grime scene. If he can clash with one of the gods of grime he deserves to be one.

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8 Kano

The guys content and flow has always been ahead of it time. Probably only been overtaken by Dave in recent times

Kano is madd

Should be number 1, even jigga said so. Maybe he not the most consistent. But home sweet home paved the way. His acting career produced some good classics. He has a few mediocre albums in the middle. But then he birthed made In the manor. Although not purely grime, in my opinion, one of the best British albums. He was robbed at the mercury awards, made in the manor was far more. Granted Skepta may have done more for the scene due to his label and consistency. But in terms of bars, lyrics and flow..."Kano is the best of all time" flow of the decade

Hands down UK's best lyricist

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9 D Double E

This is the guy who everyone else on this list would say is the best.

Excellent flow, brings a whole new level to grime. 9/10

Without a doubt the true Father. No one has the style, talent, swagga and personality of Double.

Lyrical father. Veteran in the game. His flow was unique and just a massive force in the genre. Definitely top 10.

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10 Tempa T

Gives it all his energy and brings grime alive. It's more than just a beat

He is the best angry spitter in the scene at the moment

He has the hardest bars in the grime scene

Man got a box on he's head

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The Contenders

11 Giggs

Giggs is sick and will destroy most of the top ten SN1!

Unique monotone voice makes him completely original he ain't just a normal "walk in the park"

Giggs to too hard for me he is the best but he should at least be in top 5 with devlin and skepta

Gigs is greasy the best grime seen G in the world no one can test so don't go there. DuNnO

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12 Tinchy Stryder

he short but hes standing tall over all grime artists

you are de bezt no matter wot they say

Sold over a million copies

Amazing seen him live last year I can't believe he is 13 he is better than giggs, Tinie, Dizzie I think he should be 2nd or 3rd he is sick

13 Lethal Bizzle

Deserves to be a lot higher made some quality tracks earns minimum top 5

Arguably Grimes best selling artist yet he features this low down

Lethal Bizzle needs to be higher! His Pow song is just amazing! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Should be way higher than this

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14 Bugzy Malone

His lyrics are real, he came from nothing, like many British youths.

Meaningful lyrics. A great idol as he came from a hard background still recovered. Deserves top 5

Meaningful lyrics, good beats. And definitely have every piece of a god rapper.

He is the best in the league

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15 Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah's alright but I can't help but feel like he's a sell out. 4 real. But still I can't really blame him you gotta get to the top some how. But I just don't think he's as real or original as he was when he first started out.

Rap doesn't get better than this

"Look rude boy I been the man"

One of the best and his making good money financially because of his six number 1s.

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16 Stormzy Stormzy

Everything outside of top 2 is a disgrace.

Absolute unit

How is he on top 17

Should be 2

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17 Lowkey

He's amazing, he doesn't just only talk about weed, money, ***, he actually talks about life! Maybe he does smoke weed, I never know, but his words just touch the heart, he's the most amazing grime artist you'll ever hear.

Whereas I've heard of few others on this list, I have seen hundreds of references to Lowkey on the internet; his music's immediate impact, political and musical influence is vast. In the U.S., he's influential-- addressed by those who are unfamiliar with the genre. He's so popular as to have earned Glenn Beck's --a very popular American social critic-- ridicule.

Lowkey crosses cultural boundaries.
Lowkey breaks cultural boundaries.

A poet--
The peoples' priest--

Lowkey definitely deserves more, only because he dont't clash nobody or competes with the grime scene don't mean he should be lower then JME and ghetts. Lowkey is the realest UK Artist thats ever been in history, he spits nothing but facts and truths.

A real G, this man has destroyed every other artist in the scene. Man like Chipmunk and Ghetts all have been destroyed by him. They can't even give man true come back.

He just murdered the scene. He doesn't chat like other artists but his lyrics send out a real message for listeners.

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18 Professor Green

One of the best grime artists, his beats are sick!

Pro green 1 of the better white rappers

How is he not even in the top 10?!? - Devilz_Official


19 BBK

BBK actually did only 3 songs. Don't deserve to be here

Boy Better Know should be higher because jme skepta and wiley are a;; up at the top


Very YEEt

20 Chipmunk

Not top 3 but top 5 easy. Just needs to find a balance between grime and chart. One of the few who could do both, unlike tinie

Chip's lyrics are one of the best. No rapper actually want's to challenge him and also he can get his work done in any flow or beat. Man's a legend. I'd say he's at 4 or 5th at least.

He should be around 6th or 7th or at least in front of tinie tempah there's no way he's behind him especially after the release of hard food

Man can't run out of bars

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21 Sway

And the crowd keeps screamin' like AHHHAOOOW!

No MC matches him.

22 Mic Righteous

Easily the best in my opinion

Mic righteous will be up there in a couple of months!

Mic righteous should of blown years ago his 'fire in the booth' was ard.. I reckon 2013 is definitely his year!

Deserves it all.

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23 Maxsta

East london is back!

His 5 pound munch on grime report T.V. is too jokes and has some good lyrics up his sleeve

24 Akala

Akala personally has changed my life, I couldn't say the same for any other MC (except Lowkey). He's original, has insane flow and knowledge of the world. He deserves the same respect as Wiley, he's a professor, many MCs followed his path to be independent, but not many can reach the levels Akala has.

Of the same ilk as people like Wiley, JME & Skepta. Amazing in a lyrical sense and understands the genre completely. If you want to hear about guns and drugs don't listen to Akala. If you want to hear real music then do. Its that simple

He is in his own class, you can't compare him to the others. A true legend with his original bars and heartfelt flows

Listen to his fire in the booth it's not just music it's facts and in my eyes art

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25 KSI

He is good at rapping but many people don't like him just because he is a youtuber.

This is cancer

Ksi is terrible he shouldn't even be considered a grime artist

This man is pure fire, how can anybody dare say that KSI is not a don. He is breaking onto the grime scene with more purpose then an Arab into the world trade center. Lamborghini was the dopest track in 2015 and the only way is up. Plus he gets points for being black.

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26 Roll Deep

If they aren't the best grime group in the uk, they're one of the best - gezim

27 AJ Tracey

AJ TRACEY'S music is sick too good
I am a huge fan he has really good content he should be up there

Aj the hardest in grime still

AJ and santan dave will be legends in 5 years. trust me

28 K Koke

Sick definitely should be near top not saying he's best out there but his mixtape pure koke and album pure koke vol.2 are full of the hardest tracks

K koke is a legend speaks from the heart no bollocks just pure but he needs to make more music don't give up man keep going

K koke all the way

K koke deserves to be at the top but because he part of illuminati I don't rate him as much

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29 Bashy

S'all About Bashy. He Is The Best Grime Gets.

Bashy been around for long, top man as well.

Lyrical Genius

Cheeky lyrics which make sense and can destroy a whole crew. SNM

30 J Hus

I've been listening to him since 'Did you see' its been nothing but good music.

Great rapper, my personal favourite, sad he's in prison now but he'll come back stronger.

Hus’ music has a great influence and keeps the spirit high he is one of the best grime rappers

My favorite London boy

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31 Frisco

Whoever said money won't change ya tell em from me that's a blatant lie

Frisco is mad underrated, he has a sick flow and never sprays bars

His flows hard on any beat

Frisco has the best flow in grime and his songs make you too hyper. He also made too many man because wivout him in that sing then its standard.

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32 President T

President T should be in the top 10 at least, he's just not as well known as some of the others, but he's an originator and can get the crowd hyped.

Definitely should have been in top 10. Original veteran of grime. Legend. His new album Greatest To Ever Touch Down is way too much.

Greatest to ever touch down

Big in the game from day

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33 Devilman

Sickest rapper are u mad, he’s style is insane. Most unique.

Can't belive devilman is so low down he'd smash skepta and most of the other top 10 with his flow

Devil man may not be to many tastes hie flow is slick with humour and that accent gives him character over the others he's different...He should be top 10..may have to focus on his own careere and forget about his haters and rivals

Should be ahead of Skepta he destroyed him in the clash!

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34 Sox

Up and coming talent

So young and so good - Devilz_Official

Sox is the best artist in the uk at the moment by far

Sooo sick at grime

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35 Mr Traumatik

So underrated it's not funny

Kills grime, dark bars and his flows are cold!

Unique and should be top 10

He should be at least top 20

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36 Big Narstie

Grime legend


Bdl gang

37 Krept and Konan

They are top 5.

They're freestyles say it all should my second favourite grime artists

No way they are 71. Top 10 at least!

Putting grime on the map

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38 Benny Banks

Benny banks talks from the heart I can feel the pain through his lyrics

His got sick bars

39 Black the Ripper

Got flow, intelligent, got rhymes.

HArdest in the game

40 Chip

Definitely top 5

He's sick, simple, lyrically no one can compare

Why is there chipmunk and chip on this list there should only be one

You can't leave out the KID.

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41 Soph Aspin

Best grime artist round

shes hot

42 Frimpong
43 Yungen

Destroyed Chip

Lyrical Genius

One of the best around today. Lyricaly on point

Oops daisy riddim was sick

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44 Chase & Status
45 Shystie
46 N-Dubz

Made grime a international success

Fazer and dappy have the sickest flows and tulisa is hot

Theey should be number 1 they have produced such meaty grime songs!

47 Plan B

Just sick has some pure lyrics proper lad who was raised in the hood I get where he is coming from on his tracks and loving his new album ill manors its beast man

48 Dappy

Dappy needs to be up in the top 5- have you heard his freestyles man
Tarzan freestyle 2 so hard it went into the charts

49 Oxxxymiron

He s the best

50 Sneakbo

One of the best in his generation

Sneakbo is just so sick met him he is just so down to earth!

He is a sick rapper

His bars r cold

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