• Posted by:Emily Oduor




  • #GRIMEWEEKHBR : Women In Grime

This is one genre of music that has been arguably overwhelmed by male MC’s and producers but the future of it is undoubtedly being spearheaded by women.

That said, women in Grime have always stepped up and helped shape the music and the culture, so through out this week we will put faces to their names from back then till now.

First up is female Mc Shystie,


She joined the game back  in 2003 acquiring the title ‘the first lady of grime’ having been one of the first in the game to get a major record deal and tour with The Streets and 50 Cent.

She also did a refix of rapper Dizziee Rascal’s “I luv you” propelling her career. Listen to

it below:


The 34-year-old also known as Chanelle Scott, had to work her craft through the years to avoid comparisons to dynamite rapper, Ms Dynamite and Dizziee’s sound from there on out.

She one time dropped a diss track directed at Azealia Banks called “Doppelganger” after miss Banks dissed a music video they had worked on together called “Control it”


The female Mc went ahead to replace it on the Pink Mist album with the diss track. Listen to “Doppelganger” below:

 Below are some of her awards

MOBO Awards 2004 – Best Newcomer – nominated

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2006 – Best Television Series [Dubplate Drama] – nominated

OMA Awards 2012 – Best Female for 2011 – nominated

OMA Awards 2012 – Best Video for a Mixtape for 2011 – nominated

OMA Awards 2012 – Best Grime Mixtape for 2011 – nominated

In other news, the rapper has a new song out titled “Wake up”

It’s the first single taken from SHYSTIE’S forthcoming album BALANCE. Produced by ADS VALU.
Released by STAR WORK MUSIC & F BLOCK RECORDS. The video basically discourages human trafficking. Watch it below:






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