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02nd Mar 2020

Is Bradford the new home of UK grime?

Oli Dugmore

The place gets some bad press

Bradford was once voted the worst place to live in the UK. Now it has its own grime scene. Rapper Blazer Boccle showed us around the Holme Wood estate, just down the road from where he grew up.

While London artists’ music videos might feature expensive cars and tower blocks, Blazer’s videos feature kids riding around council estates on horses. We chatted to him about how Northern identity sets him apart from other rappers.