Grime In Crime

Imoh Ekpo

By Imoh Ekpo

Imoh Ekpo

6 Sep 2017

Music has shifted into the digital age. The way which users consume music has completely changed- From the traditional record store purchases to streaming services such as Apple music and Spotify.

Youtube provides users a platform to listen to their favourite artists at the click of a button. The video platform gathers billions of views a day and the UK scene has taken advantage of this.

Youtube channels such as Mixtape Madness, Grm Daily and Link Up Tv have given artists the platform to launch professional careers, as they are now able to be seen by millions of people worldwide. That is not without it’s pitfall’s.

With rap music often a reflection of the harsh realities of the inner cities, artists who are doing no more than expressing what they are around everyday are at risk at having their song or video dissected by a prosecution service using what is no more than art form as hard evidence in a criminal case.

Tuckers solicitors explain in depth about the increased use of music videos by the Crown Prosecution Service as evidence for wrong doing

Suzanne O’ Connell from Tuckers Solicitors Explains it here.