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Throwback Thursday: The Streets “Has It Come To This?”

I’ve been on a strong UK Rap/Grime kick over the past month or so. I love watching the Don’t Flop rap battles and I follow some of the battlers on twitter. One of the emcees, Danny Jaqq, wrote about a grime beef that brewed between UK artists Chip (formerly Chipmunk) and Bugsy. I spent time listening to ALL of Chip’s response records and really became a huge fan of him as well as Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley, Kano, Krept & Konan just to name a few. Recently, Don’t Flop put up a blog post that featuring a visual history of UK Grime and Hip-Hop ranging from 2000 to 2015 and the discoveries were massive. One of the artists, The Streets, who I had heard of but never listened to, was on the list and it featured his single “Has It Come To This?” from his debut album Original Pirate Material. Unique voices in Hip-Hop offer some of the most memorable contributions to the craft and “Has It Come To This?” is on my list of tracks to bump whenever and wherever.