Badness is a grime artist from the Birmingham, and one of the few artists to have gained wider attention from the London grime circuit. His style is heavily influenced from dancehall & bashment music. Badness was seen as a ragga-grime artist, and never was really classed as grime. This was because he had a heavy West Indian accent and rarely 'spat' over grime beats. In 2009, he announced that he would be leaving grime as it 'did not have anything positive to say'.