U.K. grime rapper Elf Kid came up in the southeast London borough of Lewisham, representing the Pepys Estate housing project.
A member of the grime crew the Square, Elf Kid delivered his cheeky, flirtatious, and boast-filled rhymes with dizzying speed. The Square released a handful of EPs before dropping a full-length mixtape in 2014 titled The Formula. On his track “Our Flowz,” Elf Kid described himself as, among other things, “the grimiest brat.” This energetic and witty attitude brought attention to Elf Kid as a solo performer, and he gained attention for subsequent projects like his The Return of Zelda EP with the Square member/producer Lolingo, and a single employing Jamie xx’s “Oh Gosh” in 2015. In early 2016, Elf Kid released his single “Golden Boy,” which sampled Amerie’s 2005 hit “1 Thing.”