Best Grime Artists


The Top Ten

1 Skepta

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

skepta is evanutally the best grime rapper in britain
he has the quality and the rhyme
to conclude he is better than wiley and kano

too good

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2 Wiley

"The Godfather of grime", enough said!

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.

U simply can't say otherwise

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3 Jme

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

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.

JME. this guy redefined grime, and he is original, he brought something new to the table, check out his sarcastic lyrics and sarcastic voice! Brilliant!

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

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4 Devlin

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

Only in his early 20's and he already one of best around, give it few more years there will be no competition

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.

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.

I’m a baseline junkie!

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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!

Even Oxxxymiron admited that he's great MC.

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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

He killed Ghetts. enough said. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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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

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

He's not doing grime any more, but P's and Q's was the best grime song of all time, and 140 grime street, I think, was the best grime album of all time. Nuff said.

Kano is madd

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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.

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

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

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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

His muscles took my arsehole

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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

Giggs is the best grime rapper in London he will win any rap battle with any of the likkle yutes that are around today 💯

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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

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

Sold over a million copies

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

He is old school grime and has current classics as well!?! how is he this low down

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14 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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15 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.

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

Most meaningful lyrics hard bars good beats should definitely be in the top 5 ripped chipmunk to shreds will blow up

he's real

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16 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--

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.

Best lyrical genius I've heard

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17 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


18 Stormzy Stormzy

Why is stormzy not up there with the rest of em? He is popularizing grime more than everyone else in the game (excluding skepta and maybe a few others) specifically bringing it to America. His new album is great excluding the singing "prayer" songs but all of the "gang signs" songs are amazing.

To be fair, I am American, and I have just recently been exposed to the "grime scene" so clearly my opinion shouldn't hold too much water because I just really don't know much about it. However, stormzy is the reason I have even began listening to grime. Now I have done my research and I've listened to a few tracks from the big names like Skepta, JME, wiley, kano, devlin, chip, bugzy, wretch 32.. And I'm not saying stormzy is better or worse than any of them, but I gotta say is around a similar class as a few of these artists, and most of those guys are at the top. Therefore, how is stormz so low... I'd say his flow is definitely up there with some of the best, I just think his lyrics could use a bit more substance if I'm honest.

How is he this low has no one seen shut up because it's a tune that should have boosted him into the top 10 easily

I can't believe this like..

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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

This guy is easily top 3 he’s one of the longest Grime MCs to date and he still active when it comes to clashing he out of great tunes time after time he’s really does need a top 3 place without a shadow of a doubt

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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


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25 KSI

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 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

29 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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30 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

Definitely a top 10 MC, best flow in BBK by a mile

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31 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

Unique flow

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32 Devilman

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!

This man is definitely number 1 for off the cuff.
Obviously the voters above and broaden there tastes over then top of the pops!

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33 J Hus

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

My favorite London boy

Best there is right now!

J hus got classic hits I'm african I first listened to did u see since then I just can't ignore his vibe is dope grime is the new generation I love it.

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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

Looks like he's hiii or allways half asleep

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35 Mr Traumatik

Kills grime, dark bars and his flows are cold!

So underrated it's not funny

Unique and should be top 10

Sick MC who speaks the truth with a cold flow! Should be higher up

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36 Big Narstie

Grime legend


Bdl gang

37 Chip

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.

Definitely top 5

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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 Yungen

Destroyed Chip

Lyrical Genius

One of the best around today. Lyricaly on point

Oops daisy riddim was sick

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41 Chase & Status
42 Frimpong
43 Krept and Konan

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

They are top 5.

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44 Soph Aspin

Best grime artist round

shes hot

45 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

46 Shystie
47 N-Dubz

Fazer and dappy have the sickest flows and tulisa is hot

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

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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