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Against All Odds: Vinyl LP


Release Date: 13 November, 2020

Directed by the film's legendary British directors, actors and Grime pioneers Femi Oyeniran and Nicky 'Slimting' Walker, the accompanying music video is a celebration of Black British music heritage with a key focus on the early days of Grime. Tapping into the nostalgic sprit of the film and original track, the video brings to life famous images from the scene. From Maxwell D reshooting scenes from the original video to referencing two of the most iconic album covers of the time; Capo Lee jumps into Dizzee Rascal’s 'Boy In Da Corner' artwork and So Large portrays Wiley's 'Playtimes Over'; whist Bruza recreates the cover art for Tinchy Stryder’s iconic RWD Magazine cover. 

A masterful representation of the rise of Grime in the UK, Against All Odds is a unique film that celebrates the music and culture from the early years and shines a nostalgic light on the generation defining genre. Featuring many of the biggest names who laid the foundations of the scene, Against All Odds expertly pays homage to this musical heritage and is set within the iconic moments that are etched into Grime history. Exploring the self-sustaining eco-system that the forefathers of Grime created for themselves, the film tells the story of MC Active played by Nico Tyler James as he tries to make it within the emerging UK Grime music scene of the early 2000’s and features the freestyle platforms that provided the first visual outlets for MC’s like Lord of The Mics; prolific pirate radio stations like Déjà Vu & Heat FM, and recreates iconic live events that really happened such as Young Man Standing and Stampede. A young cast of actors including Tyrell Morgan, Gabin Kongolo and Miraa May, star alongside the people who were actually there from D Double E, Ghetts, Jammer, Diesel, Maxwell D, Ozzie B and Bruza, to Grime Gran and many more. These legends appear as themselves in the movie with the exception of J2K, who plays a leading role as Guv.

1    Serious 2020     
2    Likkle Fish     
3    Active     
4    Whole Ting     
5    Running Their Mouth     

Vinyl LP