Throwback Thursday: Top 5 UK Classics
Throwback Thursday is the day of the week to reminisce on the past events in the previous years, if that is from your personal life to work or music. In this Blog, we are going to run through our favourite Top 5 UK Classics from the past 16 years since 2000. This will over all genres so we will have at least one classic song that will take your fancy and take you back in time.
- So Solid Crew – Are an English garage collective originating from Battersea, London which achieved wide success in the early 2000s. The group consisted of a large number of members, the most notable being Mega Man, Lisa Mafia, Romeo and Harvey. They are generally credited with having knocked down the doors and carved the way for the current generation of crossover UK Hip Hop/Grime artists trying to make a name for themselves which has been made easier because of pioneers of the scene.
(Video from SoSolidFamily | YouTube Channel)
2. Kano – who’s real name is Kane Robinson, is an English artist and actor coming from East Ham, London. He is a significant contributor and is considered one of the forefathers of Grime Music being up there with the originators such as Wiley & Dizzee Rascal. Since this he has become a household name across UK and overseas getting the respect he deserves, he has many classic songs & albums which we would be here all day if we were to go through each one but i’m sure everyone who loves him as much as we do has more than 1 favourite.
(Video from Kano | YouTube Channel)
3. Craig David – is a British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single, “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger. David’s debut studio album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jay Sean, Rita Ora and Sting. David has 20 UK top 40 singles, and seven UK top 40 albums, selling over 14 million records worldwide as a solo artist.
(Video From Craig David | YouTube Channel)
4. Lethal Bizzle – In December 2004, he released the single “Pow (Forward)”, also known as “Forward Riddim” which was banned from airplay by some mainstream radio stations because it contained some lyrics about gun culture. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11 in its first week on the chart in 2005, and it reached number one on the UK Dance Chart. He won a MOBO for “Pow (Forward)” as ‘Best Single’, and was nominated at the same awards as ‘Best Newcomer’. The song “POW” is now a UK Classic and is played in nearly every club/rave nationwide and goes crazy when it comes on.
(Video From EMI Music | YouTube Channel)
5. Dizzee Rascal – his debut album Boy in da Corner is considered a grime classic and earned him the 2003 Mercury Prize. Follow-up albums Showtime, Maths + English, and Tongue n’ Cheek have been critically acclaimed and certified gold, with Tongue n’ Cheek going platinum for sales exceeding 300,000 units in the United Kingdom.
(Video From AshantiB | YouTube Channel)