Watch a New Documentary Detailing Tensions Between London Police and the City’s Grime Scene
There’s a long history of tension between London police and the city’s underground music scenes, but perhaps no corner of the UK music world has encountered more problems than grime. Following the recent cancellation of a Just Jam event back in February, the folks at Noisey decided to dig deeper into the situation. Today, the web portal has debuted a new mini-documentary exploring the issue, the aptly titledThe Police vs. Grime Music. Hosted by JME of Boy Better Know, the 20-minute film features interviews with a variety of figures, including lawyers, journalists, promoters, and grime artists like Jammer, Meridian Dan, and Big Narstie. It also examines the problems stemming from London’s Form 696, the city’s “risk-assessment procedure” that often results in grime events being cancelled. The Police vs. Grime Music can be viewed below.