Remember Blackpool Grime? It Now Soundtracks The Most Popular TikTok Of All Time.
Remember Blackpool grime? Back in 2016, Noisey released a documentary about a sort of hilarious new grime scene in the seaside English town of Blackpool “mostly populated by adolescent MCs who constantly and viciously send for eachother’s mums in thick Lancashire accents.”
One of the central figures of the original doc was a girl named Soph Aspin. A sequel, released a year later, focused in part on the musical feud between Soph Aspin and fellow Blackpool grime MC Millie B, who recorded a diss track called “Soph Aspin Send” (or “M To The B”) and shot a video for it in a KFC and grocery store. And now, TikTok has discovered Millie B.
On 8/17, Bella Poarch, a 19-year-old Filipina girl living in Hawaii, posted a TikTok of herself making faces to Millie B’s “Soph Aspin Send” using the Face Zoom filter. For whatever reason, it went viral. Millions and millions of other TikTok users, including celebrities like James Charles, imitated her. It’s a thing now. Poarch’s original video is now officially the most popular TikTok of all time with over 31 million likes.
To the 🐝 🐝 🐝 ##fyp
Your move, Matthew Wilder!