Happy Valentine’s Day everybody.
It can be tough. When you’re in a relationship, striking the balance between extravagance and humility can be challenging. When you’re single, it’s a rocky cocktail of Tinder, Spotify ads, microwavable cannelloni and a lingering sense of doom.
Either way, it’s tough.
As a sound and cultural phenomenon, grime and British rap has always had a remarkable frankness. Lyrics come clear – messages hit home. In terms of romance, it’s power no different.
To soundtrack your Valentine’s Day we’ve picked out 11 tracks from grime through its various ages. Some of from the game’s modern romeos while others showcase the ringtone romantics of yesteryear. We’ve also picked out one standout charming bar from each which you can take and use on any and all potential suiters.
Share the love. Together.