The Square, originating in Lewisham and formed by Novelist, DeeJillz and Lolingo, have been making waves as part of the resurgent grime movement. A couple of integral parts of this have been Elf Kid and Blakie, two teenage friends that have quite literally taken over the world.
In unexpected settings, the team at British Underground put on a cultural showcase for the GB athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics, carting South Londoners Elf Kid and Blakie, along with Nadia Rose and Logan Sama, to South America. We caught their set at Tamesis Dock on the Thames as part of British Underground’s 15 birthday celebrations.
Words and photos by Joshua Atkins.