Last night in London, there was a show at the club XOYO, and the only announced performers were Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg and London grime artist Nafe Smalls. But as The FADER points out, they weren’t the only ones who showed up. Some heavyweights of the UK’s rap and grime scenes made appearances on that stage, including Skepta, Giggs, and the Section Boyz. And Drake, who’d previously joined the Section Boyz on a London stage last year, also showed up. Drake rapped his own song “Energy” — sort of ironic, considering that Drake’s own relationship to grime could be seen as wave-stealing — to an extremely fired-up crowd. Watch a couple of fan-made videos below.
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Everytime I see video of a London grime show, I wish to god that I was at a London grime show.