Elf Kid, Logan Sama and Blakie  

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Underground Grime Gets Love From Mayor Of London During Olympics

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, recently spotlighted the growing influence of Grime during the Rio Olympics.

Underground Grime hosted a showcase at the British House in Rio, where artists like rapper Elf Kid, Nadia Rose and DJ Logan Sama performed as part of the “London Soundtrack” culture celebration event during the 2016 Olympic Games.

“It’s was a privilege to be a part of British Underground’s Grime Showcase at British House – Grime music is thriving at the moment and for Sadiq Khan to make it the focus of London’s celebration of culture this year at the Olympics – it’s incredible,” said Elf Kid. “Myself, Nadia and Logan were very proud to represent and showcase the Grime sound out in Rio.”

Electronic duo Chase and Status were the headliners of the event, which featured Grime, Electronic and a variety of other musical acts, including beatboxers and global street artists.

“Elf Kid, Nadia and Logan will show the world how Grime music represents London’s diverse culture,” said Mayor Sadiq Khan. “I hope these incredible young people will inspire others to make the best of what our great city has to offer and encourage the world to invest in London’s thriving cultural and creative industries…”