Grime is Now Recognised as an Official Genre on Spotify

Spotify has officially recognised Grime by giving it a standalone category.

Austin Darbo, a senior editor at Spotify and curator of the current Who We Be playlist, revealed the news on Twitter this Tuesday. He added that he hopes the new addition will make it easier for fans to find their favourite playlists and artists.

Many MCs and producers, including Wiley, have since reposted Austin’s update.

The new grime category also features background imagery of a council block in black and white, which Austin says is “a good way to represent it”.

“I spoke to some grime legends about the imagery we used around the genre,” he said. "The council block and pirate radio origins reflected in this imagery will evolve over time."


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