QUOTE (bigfatrich @ Apr 4 2007, 02:59 PM)
Having said that, some of the UK stuff, not hip-hop is it? Is pretty fresh. Channelu.tv for those wanting a gander.
I dunno, the grime scene seems to be fizzling out a bit, especially since no one has really broken out from it since Dizzee Rascal's debut. Wiley showed some real promise but his retirement put paid to him really doing anything worthwhile.
Akira the Don might produce something really spectacular, and Dizzee's new album is out in June, but the main problem with British hip-hop is that no one tries to move too far away from America in terms of production. There's some innovation, but most MCs and producers never really try and push things.