It seems like ages, but it was only 10 months ago when Run the Road bumped grime into the "next shit" express line. - This is the second in a series of compilations showcasing the UK grime scene. Hip-hop with weird accents? The epic introduction, "Get Set", proves that such ambitions have the potential to be fruitfully realized. So, find the rise over run. So, as the chorus to Run The Road Volume 2's icebreaker aptly asks, "Who's gonna be next with 16 lines?" Run the Road Volume 2 [cd/dvd] Main Format CD. And No Lay's "Unorthodox Chick" seems to exist only as a lesser foil to her previous RtR stomper, "Unorthodox Daughter". The Redding Road Race, A Run For The Cows is on Sunday May 2, 2021. As RtR2's final two tracks suggest, maybe it was too early to tinker with grime's blood-rush Space Invader bombs. More so than the first set, Run the Road Volume 2 shows a scene speedily mutating, with artists like Kano, Sway, and Crazy Titch inviting the question of what grime exactly is. The rest of the record is hardly a failure but, next to its progenitor and sprawling opener, it gets stuck underneath a grey cloud that rains whispers of inferiority. Run the Road Vol. He plays up the former in what appears to be a pickup attempt at a traffic light, conducted over an electro-dancehall gallop by grime heavy-weight DaVinChe, with a wit that’s as much Benny Hill as Biz Markie. They Don't Know So Solid Crew. To be sure, grime is a hybrid genre, but Run the Road 2 often shows how the balance can be weighed too heavily towards American rap idioms. 5046794312; CD). Perhaps a bit tired of the Wembley-sized arcade crunk sound, those pushing RtR2's brazen buttons try for a little more polish and nuance. Catalogue Number 5046794312. 4.6 out of 5 stars 6 ratings. Still, this comp doesn't indicate grime's death knell or anything-- just its to-be-expected semi-awkward growing pains. Run the Road Volume 2. As an example, let’s say the rise is 2 and the run is 6. Unlike U.S. rap, grime producers often get billing alongside the MCs (Kanye, take note). Coming off like a grime version of Puffy's "Victory", "Get Set" successfully takes the young hybrid genre to uncharted levels of grandiosity. Run The Road Volume 2 [CD/DVD] Various Artists (Artist) Format: Audio CD. One trademark continues to be humor, which hip-hop can always use more of, and which perhaps anticipates U.S. purists finding British vernacular laughable from the get-go. It includes the following events: Half Marathon, 7 Mile Race, Piglet Prance (Kids Fun Run), Mighty Cow Challenge 16.2… 4.3 out of 5 stars 25. No user score yet- Be the first to review! Sometimes that’s better than simply being good. Since its rapturous reception, RtR's perfect snapshot of a starving scene has paid dividends in the form of Kano's stunning Home Sweet Home LP and Lady Sov's continuing streak of munchkin tales along with her recent Stateside Def Jam deal. Run the Road Volume Two works as a fun soundtrack to a dimly-lit, vodka and Red Bull drenched basement party. factor vastly diminished, this sequel offers a slightly wobbly answer to that question by attempting to expand its predecessor's definition of grime in new, sometimes dubious directions. Mostly, the record displays a jump closer to American hip-hop in both production styles and rhyming, and the urgency that was so palpable on the first installment is gone. Follow-up to the epochal grime comp features Kano, Lady Sovereign, and Demon, among others. East London dancehall reggae? Run The Road Volume 2 [CD/DVD] Various Artists. Critic Reviews Though lighter on star power than its predecessor, this compilation... still packs weird extraterrestrial punch. Generally favorable reviews Stinging strings counteract the track's deep-digging bass while wailing backing vocals offer some cinematic shading. More so than the first set, Run the Road Volume 2 shows a scene speedily mutating, with artists like Kano, Sway, and Crazy Titch inviting the question of what grime exactly is. Audio CD. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. Audio CD. £12.99: £1.52: Audio CD £2.43 10 offers from £3.72. Included here are artists such as Kano and Plan B. But if you really want to kick the party into gear, the album’s older brother is … 4.6 out of 5 stars 6. So it is with U.K. grime, which has been a train-spotter’s fairground for the past year. Amazon Price New from Used from Audio CD, Colour, 1 Jan. 2005 "Please retry" £2.43 . Fans will find diamonds in the grimy rough, but for casual listeners, it might not be worth the search. So add Mizz Beats to your shopping list; her glitchy, loopy, Squarepusher-ish “Saw It Coming” may be grime’s headiest track yet. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by.