“I’ve started a new genre,” says the grime MC.
Novelist unveiled the meaning behind the “Ruff Sound Movement” he’s alluded to recently with a 40-minute session performance for Rinse. Rather than a new label or album, Novelist has declared Ruff Sound to be a new genre. The music in the session is certainly a clear descendent of grime, although it moves at a faster pace (152 -160 BPM he notes).
Oi I've started a new Genre called Ruff Sound around 152 -160bpm – First ever set > https://t.co/xquMgSaUwC
— Novelist (@Novelist) May 12, 2016
The 19-year-old MC has become one of the new faces of grime in recent years, but has seemed to distance himself from the sound in a recent interview.
“I and the supporters of the Ruff Movement already have made a permanent mark in the UK with the Ruff Sound, it exists and is moving,” he told SBTV
Watch the Ruff Sound showcase below.