CULTURE

Meet the Londoners Behind Grime’s First Oral History

Photograph © Olivia Rose. This image may only be used in the context of the book title above. It may not be re-used in any way nor stored in any archive or data base.

Nearing its 15th birthday, the London subculture is getting canonized with its first-ever oral history, “This Is Grime,” composed of dozens of interviews by Hattie Collins and portraits by Olivia Rose.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Photogenic D Double E – Dalston, N16.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Julie Adenuga near Church Studios – Crouch End, N8.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Tinchy Strider, Star In the Hood – Devons Road, E3.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

JME wearing Ryan Hawaii – somewhere near the Rotherhithe tunnel, E14.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Mizz Beats outside Balfron House – Poplar, E14.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.
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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.
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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Scorcher – South Tottenham High Rd, N15.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Joseph “JP” Patterson and Laura “Hyperfrank” Brosnan wax lyrical outside of Dalston Pier Studios – Dalston, N16.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

It’s Reaaaal, Doogz under the A40 – Portobello Road, W10.

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“THIS IS GRIME” by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose. Hodder & Stoughton 2016. Photograph © Olivia Rose.

Ears – Dalston, N16.