Grime touches down in Rio as Logan Sama and Elf Kid perform at Olympic event


Grime has officially touched down in Rio, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan hailing the genre as representing the best of "London's diverse culture".

Elf Kid, Blakie, Logan Sama, Nadia Rose and Chase & Status performed at British Underground's Grime Showcase in Rio, as part of the London Soundtrack culture sector celebration event, which aims to generate new business opportunities and networking for London's culture and creative industries.

Sadiq Khan said: "Elf Kid, Nadia and Logan will show the world how grime music represents London's diverse culture. 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.

"British Underground have been doing an excellent job exporting British music to important international showcases across the world for the last 15 years and this event in Rio demonstrates very clearly that London is open for business."

It's the first time a grime event has been featured at the Olympics and it shows the respect the genre is finally receiving as a British cultural export.