Exploring The Class Consciousness of Grime.
(2017) Exploring The Class Consciousness of Grime., no. 33.
This paper outlines a recent study, which attempted to find out what type of relationship Grime music had with class consciousness and if artists are aware of being class conscious in anyway. Insight I also aimed to investigate what Grime's characteristics were. I conducted a study using semi-structured telephone interviews with participants who were involved in creating Grime music. Participants were asked questions on different topics concerning the genre such as race, politics, purpose, authenticity, Grime's origins and much more issues. The data collected from those interviews were analysed in order to see how it related to my aims. The findings suggested that there is a relationship between Grime music and class consciousness but not necessarily in the manner many sociologists might initially assume. The findings also indicated that there are a lot of nuances within Grime.