Taking to Twitter, Museum of London have announced their newest display ‘Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream‘ which is set to launch on June 17th.
Collaborating with the likes of Jammer and Roony Keefe (Risky Roadz), the free display is set to explore the emergence of Grime within East London as well as the community involved.
We're delighted to announce that our new display Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream will be launching on 17th June!
We're highlighting pioneers like @RISKYROADZ & @jammerbbk, who helped grime flourish into a truly iconic London sound.https://t.co/0WKbWTuHr7 pic.twitter.com/jj8rWTRju9
— Museum of London (@MuseumofLondon) April 13, 2022
Speaking to Roony Keefe about co-curating the display here’s what he had to say:
“To be honest it was an honour to be contacted by them and it means the world to put Grime, Risky Roadz and East London into a museum and logged in their collections forevermore.
Grime’s given me a lot and it’s nice for me to be able to give Grime this too.”
Made up of a panoramic illustration by artist Willkay, newly commissioned films as well as personal artefacts, the display will act as a tribute to all the parents, carers and youth workers who supported every young creative that helped build the genre into what it is today. Documenting the rise of artists like Skepta and many more, the footage will show how young pioneers used pirate radio platforms such as Rinse FM as a completely uncensored outlet for their music.
Taking us on a journey that will cover the work put in on pirate radio, the creation of platforms such as Lord of the Mics in Jammer’s basement and Roony Keefe‘s documentation of the scene from the very beginning, the display truly is the story of how Grime was taken from the corner and into the mainstream.
Entry to the display will be free with your general admission which will be available at the door or you can pre-book your trip here!
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