Being a genre that found its roots in the gritty London streets, it’s no surprise that many Grime artists have a hyper-masculine image surrounding them. Despite that, Grime artists are no stranger to getting deep in their emotions and getting in touch with their romantic side.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite romantic riddims just in time for the Valentines season for you to check out!
Renz – Bit Of Me
Dropping in 2020, this is the most recent release on the list. Taking on a skippy production from TryTry, Renz really got in his bag on this one.
AJ Tracey – Wifey Riddim
Taken from his project ‘The Front‘ which saw it’s release back in 2015, AJ Tracey hops on Maribor‘s production to give us this timeless classic.
Tinie Tempah – Wifey
Produced by Flukes, Tine Tempah dropped ‘Wifey‘ back in 2007 as part of S4DK‘s compilation album ‘Best in ’06 The Kings Are Coming 3‘, birthing wifey riddims as we know them now.
Ruff Sqwad – Alright
Releasing in 2006 as part of their ‘Guns & Roses, Volume 2‘ tape, Ruff Sqwad were known for their innovative sound and this track proves their legacy to it’s entirety.
Kano – Brown Eyes
Dropping as a part of his legendary album, ‘Home Sweet Home‘ in 2005, Kano has a whole library of classics with ‘Brown Eyes‘ being just one of the tracks that had Kano in his feels.
Skepta – Text Me Back
Released in 2016 as part of the 12-track album ‘Konnichiwa‘, Skepta even sampled some of his brother, Jason Adenuga‘s ‘Sand Ocean‘ towards the end of the track.
Novelist – Girls Around The World
Releasing in 2016, this self-produced track by Novelist is the perfect example of Novelist‘s talents and proof of how versatile of an artist he is.
Wiley – If You’re Going Out I’m Going Out Too Ft. Blaze & Triggs
Featuring Blaze and Triggs, Wiley dropped this track as part of his 4th album ‘Grime Wave‘ back in 2008.
Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U Remix Ft. Wiley & Sharky Major
Releasing the original back in 2003 on the timeless ‘Boy in da Corner‘ album, Dizzee called upon Wiley and Sharky Major to hop on the remix which released later that year.
Capo Lee – Text Me Back Ft. Kamakaze & Jammz
Taken from ‘Why Not, Pt. 3‘, a collaborative mixtape that was created in 6 hours as part of Plastician’s Lab in collaboration with Pirate Studios, this one features Kamakaze and Jammz with production coming from Jammz himself.