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Grime-A-Side 2016: Watch all the matches here

Eight UK cities went head-to-head in this unique grime tournament – but who came out on top?
Written by Red Bull UK
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It's Leicester vs Derby for the final...
It's Leicester vs Derby for the final...
Welcome to Red Bull Studios Presents Grime-A-Side. In this pioneering tournament, grime MCs from eight UK cities clash to claim regional supremacy and the Grime-A-Side trophy.
Grime-A-Side is split into three legs: quarter-finals, semi-finals and grand final. Each match will be filmed in Studio One in Red Bull Studios London, and will see two teams go head to head, passing the mic and delivering their best 16s. The team that wins each match goes through to the next round to clash another winning team; the losing city-crew is ejected from the competition.

Watch the Grime-A-Side live final below

Warning: this performance contains strong language from the start.
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RESULT: DERBY WIN!

  • Derby snatched the trophy with 54% of the vote
  • Eyez was voted Man of the Match
Big up all the MCs who took part: Dubzy ( @DubzySnazz), Eyez ( @Eyez_UK), Jafro ( @itsjafro), Kamakaze ( @KamakazeLC), Lox ( @Loxonlinee), Skeez ( @SkeezLC). Thanks to P Jam ( @Pjam100) for the use of his beat, SNM. Thanks also to Terror Danjah ( @TerrorDanjah) and the team at ProDirect LDN19 ( @ProDirect_LDN).

Leicester vs London was the second semi-final.

London have withdrawn. Congrats Leicester – you're in the final!

Watch the first semi-final, Derby vs Manchester below

Please note: this video contains strong language from the start.
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Grime-A-Side 2016: Manchester v Derby

RESULT: DERBY WIN!

  • Eyez's Derby crew secured 58% of the vote to knock out Manchester
  • Eyez was voted Man of the Match
  • Derby will play the winner of Leicester v London in the finals

Watch the fourth quarter-final, Birmingham vs Derby below

Please note: this video contains strong language from the start.
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Grime-A-Side 2016: Derby v Birmingham

RESULT: DERBY WIN!

  • Eyez's Derby crew secured 54% of the vote to knock out Birmingham
  • Eyez was voted Man of the Match
  • Derby will play Manchester in the semi-finals

Watch the third quarter-final, Leicester vs Sheffield below

Please note: this video contains strong language from the start.
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Grime-A-Side 2016: Leicester v Sheffield

RESULT: LEICESTER WIN!

  • Kamakaze's Leicester crew secured 53% of the vote to knock out Sheffield
  • But Sheffield's KDot was voted Man of the Match
  • Leicester will play London in the semi-finals 

Watch the second quarter final, Manchester vs Nottingham below.

Please note: this video contains strong language from the start.
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Grime-A-Side 2016: Manchester v Nottingham

RESULT: MANCHESTER WIN!

  • R.I.O.'s Manchester crew secured 58% of the vote to knock out Nottingham.
  • Hypes was voted Man of the Match
  • Manchester will play Derby in the semi-final

Watch the first quarter final, London vs Leeds below.

Please note: this video contains strong language from the start.
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Grime-A-Side 2016: London v Leeds

RESULT: LONDON WIN!

  • AJ Tracey's crew secured 52% of the vote to knock out Leeds.
  • Despite ending up on the losing side, Dialect was voted Man of the Match.
  • London will play Sheffield in the quarter final
Let us know who you're backing on Twitter with the hashtag #grimeaside.
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