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U.K.’s New Star Ray BLK Breaks Down British Lingo, London Hoods & Grime vs. Drill Music

“As I’ve grown older I’ve realized that yeah I am from the hood and it’s made me who I am.”

We also spoke to Ray BLK about the recognition that grime music has received in recent years and how she connected with grime and hip-hop artist Stormzy for their collab on “My Hood.” “His advice to me was like, don’t try to sign to a label right now, just focus on what you’re doing. You’re sick so people are going to try to sign you, but just do your thing.”

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