In the past few years Grime has gone strength to strength, growing from a buzzword UK underground genre to a world conquering movement unlike any other. It has become a hotbed for unique and inspiring artists who all have their own singular take on the resolutely British institution and eighteen year old Cassie Rytz, a name at the forefront of a new generation of MCs, is already making a name for herself with both her bright, effervescent personality and nimble, dextrous flows.
In a little less than two years Cassie has progressed from Instagram freestyles (in her school uniform no less) to regular appearances on vital London stations such as Reprezent and Rinse FM, alongside shelling down venues across the city from Birthdays to Boxpark as a member of the Girls Of Grime collective, not to mention studio sessions for the legendary Sir Spyro on BBC Radio 1Xtra and speaking at the Houses Of Parliament on the topic of youth support in local communities.
But if 2018 was all about building the momentum, then 2019 is where the hard work pays off: With tracks like Shell, 5 Hours Of Doom and Boss all currently building a fresh buzz around the gifted young MC in the club, on radio and online anticipation is already high. Coupled with Cassie’s casting in all-female BBC Three grime documentary Galdem Sugar, her humble Instagram strapline of “I rap” really doesn’t quite cover the reach and ambition of this unique female voice.