Best Grime Artists

The Top Ten

1 Skepta

Fire, one of the first uk rappers I heard and I'm still listening

Lost himself since mainstream success.. chipmunk spins him bar for bar on their young adz album

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...

Skepta is number one at the moment cause he's mashing up the UK Scene, but there are many others who have great potential to be number 1 like dappy, wretch 32 and even though I. Don't really like chipmunk he should be at least 1-2 on this list! Skepta is the boss

2 Wiley

"The Godfather of grime", enough said!

Pioneer, propped up Dizzee/Stryderman/Chip payg &rolldeep

So many legendary bars..

Grime wouldn't have existed, if it wasn't for Wiley. He invented a whole new music genre.

Wiley is number 1 and always will be not because he's the creator but because there ain't a spitter in Britain who is on Wiley's level in grime. Wiley rinsed and shut the whole movement up and has made people famous. His bars and flow seem to only get better and better and his style on both of them is unique from anyone else. Not just that but he produces music on top of this making instrumentals that are still used today.

3 Jme

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

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

rambles too much for me.. thinks his bait wordplay is clever too

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.

4 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.

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?

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

Boy in the Corner was the best Grime album ever released. Did a lot for Grime, definitely top 5.

DIZZEE should be first, he's made so many albums already and they are all so good.

5 Devlin

Lyrically unbeaten, combining emotions with flow like nobody else does.

Ridiculously skilled, gave ghettz a run for his money in the movement

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!

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

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...!

Following Kano’s lead and refining his output to now be an artist.. no one went harder than him for a few years.. always top 3 selected

Freedom of Speech is lyrically the best rap album ever made. the flow, the ryhme scheme and the story telling are like nothing else in grime. No one will ever touch Ghetts

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.

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.

8 Kano

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

Bonafide artist Ridiculous quality in his projects and output.. him and ghettz B2B was a problem for every other mc

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

Kano devlin and wiley should be the first 3 on the list. In what order I don't know, but they all have a sick flow, badass beats, and I'm not sure I've ever been more into music than listening to my favorite album tracks by these 3. 140 Grime street was amazing, tales from the crypt was awesome, and its a toss up between grimewave and tredding on thin ice but anyway about it these 3 should be recognized

9 D Double E

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.

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

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

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

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

12 Stormzy Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., known professionally as Stormzy, is a British rapper, singer and songwriter.

Stormzy is the real king of grime. His music is a mix of different genres. And his rlly popular. Better than Wiley.

BEST MC IN THE COUNTRY!
How many other MCs have headlined Glasto?... none

There's just nothing to say that hasn't been said. Big Michael's the king of grime!

Gonna be number 1 in 2 to 3 years time easy, him and Dave running riot

13 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

14 Bugzy Malone

He is probably the most technically gifted rapper in grime at the moment and is completely underrated plainly because he isn't part of the london scene he carries a whole city on his back and he doesn't even need featuring artists all down to the fact that his bars flow that well that he doesn't need another artist to fill in the gaps.

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

He's got music videos looking like movies he's one of the best to ever do this.

15 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!

Should be way higher than this

16 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.

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.

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?!?

SICKEST FREESTYLER HE SHOULD BE UP THERE WITH LOWKEY

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

beasts

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

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.

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 KSI

Love the guys flow and his come up from FWB (Friends with benefits) and Lamborghini to Pull up and Down like that.

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.

25 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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