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Form 696: The Police vs Grime

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Noisey presents a new documentary about London's grime scene and its relationship with the police, hosted by JME and featuring Meridian Dan, Jammer and Big Narstie.
In February, Just Jam’s event at The Barbican was cancelled at the last minute.
It was an event that seemed to be yet another victim of the London authorities now notorious risk assessment procedure, Form 696. 
 
Told through the eyes of Jamie Adenuga—grime outfit Boy Better Know's tee-total, vegan frontman who was booked to perform at the Barbican—Noisey investigates what the reasons behind the sudden cancellation were. He speaks to lawyers, journalists and fellow artists like Jammer, Meridian Dan and Big Narstie to find out whether the prohibiting of grime music events by London police is a cause for concern, rather than a solution to crime in the capital.
 
You can watch Form 696: The Police vs Grime Music on Noisey from this Thursday.

 
 
full doc dropping tomorrow

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yeah defo gonna watch this

 

blocked giggs, supa d and many more

 

interesting how dese road house events ent getting locked despite a cupl shootings

 

genre is everything i guess

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well when you preach about stabbing, shooting and killing a man what do u expect 

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its cool for rick ross though ye

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its cool for rick ross though ye

this aint america lad

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its cool for rick ross though ye

When the met start policing the USA you'll have a point
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have any of these US rappers ever had their London events shut down?

 

these days your grime event is less likely to have shit happen than your house ones

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Wasn't rick ross performing in london last week.

The police should of let the event go ahead sent two undercovers in then they would of clocked the demographic that attend the event

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yeah defo gonna watch this

 

blocked giggs, supa d and many more

 

interesting how dese road house events ent getting locked despite a cupl shootings

 

genre is everything i guess

has much more involved than just genre imo

the exact same thing that happened with grime raves getting locked off happened up north with bassline

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well when you preach about stabbing, shooting and killing a man what do u expect 

 

lol vip2 is truly growin up

 

im sure this would have been negged to fuck only a year ago

 

got guys voting for ukip, rational though prevailing in topics, people lickin birds out left right and centre

 

maybe there is hope afterall

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have any of these US rappers ever had their London events shut down?

these days your grime event is less likely to have sh*t happen than your house ones

This is what im sayin

That's a bollox point from john doe

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well when you preach about stabbing, shooting and killing a man what do u expect 

 

How is it that American artists can come over here and chat whatever madness they feel like then?

 

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That was a good watch and posed some good questions, the fact the authorities aren't interested in engaging in a dialogue about how promoters of certain events can reduce the risk of there actually being a risk of something happening speaks volumes.

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well when you preach about stabbing, shooting and killing a man what do u expect 

 

How is it that American artists can come over here and chat whatever madness they feel like then?

 

 

 

i don't understand how this negates john's point?

 

i aint watched the vid but what are u aiming at? u think tony blair had a personal vendetta against grime or what?

 

there's various reasons why they wouldn't prevent yanks from giggin over here

 

the record labels behind them would have more political clout for one

 

there's the big money involved, the potential music tourism, the fact the shows aren't every other week, they have no control over the 'scene' ie it wouldn't make a difference stoppin shows

 

i don't get the point

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You just made my point by explaining that the lyrical content isn't the reason these nights don't go ahead which is what he said.

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na i gave points as to why other nights do go ahead

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Which if correct makes it pretty clear that the principle of unsavoury lyrical content isn't the determining factor which is what he said.

Glad we could clear that up.

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have any of these US rappers ever had their London events shut down?

 

these days your grime event is less likely to have sh*t happen than your house ones

Meek Mill gets cancelled ALOT

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The only way around this act is by supporting bigger US acts tbh (rap scene)

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Rah never knew tony black was managing narstie..

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Rah when did Tony B grow dreads?

Documentary was same ol' same ol'

 

Wonder if they are some yanks on a forum abroad debating on how certi JME like the chief keef thread

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have any of these US rappers ever had their London events shut down?

 

 

Yes.

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Its not lyrical content, its personnel...

 

Lets not ignore the elephant in the room, we all know some of the artists in certain scenes here are active criminals, not even reformed.

 

and yes they do make it harder for other people.

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