Roll Deep - "When I'm Ere"
Year: 2005 Album: In at the Deep End
The collective element is at the very heart of grime and is best understood by listening to one of the many old radio shows preserved for posterity on YouTube, where you can hear MCs going in one after another with freestyles for days. Roll Deep was the biggest, baddest crew in grime, and "When I'm Ere" off their debut album sees them showing off their strength in depth, with eight of the collective spitting in the course of three short minutes. Wiley appears second, around the 40 second mark.