Flowdan Triumphs As First UK MC To Win Grammy Award

Flowdan Triumphs As First UK MC To Win Grammy Award

February 05, 2024

Grime legend Flowdan, whose career predates even grime itself, has won a Grammy for his vocals on "Rumble", his collaborative club banger with Fred again.. and Skrillex.

Scooping up the gong for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, the East London veteran has become the first UK MC to win a prestigious Grammy Award.

Also listed as recipients were fellow contributors BEAM (the Jamaican-American artist whose lyrics on Skrillex's "Selecta" were used on the track) and U.S. singer Elley Duhé, who also provided vocals.

Since his days as a jungle MC on pirate radio in the late '90s, before joining Pay As U Go Cartel and later co-founding Roll Deep, Flowdan has stayed true to his passion. Throughout his two-decade-plus career, Flowdan has demonstrated peerless skill, applying his unique, dancehall-influenced flow to grime, dubstep, D&B and jungle, and forming tight creative bonds with producers like The Bug, Abstrakt Sonance and, of course, Skrillex.

Flowdan's success is a lesson for us all to put more respect on his name and that of grime.

Watch Skrillex's acceptance speech below.

Words: Dwayne Wilks
Photography: Kate Vice