America has only recently turned its collective attention to the grime scene, but emcees have been making a lane for themselves long before Kanye West shared the stage with some of the UK’s finest. Grime legend Dizzee Rascal recently stopped by Sway in the Morning for an interview, and gave a quick lesson on the culture.

Dizzee discussed all of the influences that helped to bring grime to life—giving his own personal definition of what the culture means to him. After discussing the progression of the grime scene with Sway, Dizzee showed everyone how it’s done with a quick freestyle.


Watch Dizzee’s freestyle above, and the full interview with Sway below.