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We bring you heavy sounds originating from East London in this week’s playlist. It features a host of Grime pioneers and essentials, from Skepta’s iconic ‘That’s Not Me’ to ‘I Luv U’ from Dizzee Rascal’s seminal Boy in Da Corner.

Stefflon Don’s infectious, reggaeton-tinged ’16 Shots’ makes an appearance from her Real Ting Mixtape, as well as the high-energy ‘Rari Workout’ from Lethal Bizzle and the ever-sharp ‘Queen’s Speech 4’ from Lady Leshurr.

The title of this week’s playlist is taken from Nadia Rose’s album of the same name, from which we feature ‘Skwod.’ The tune has received even more hype since being played at an anti-fascist protest in the London borough of Croydon in recent months. As Rose herself raps, “Someone roll them blunts, so we can turn shit up.”

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