01 Wednesday 01st March 2017
In October 2016, radio station LBC took a call from a listener who claimed that grime heavyweights like Wiley, Skepta and Stormzy encourage knife crime in their lyrics; the Shut Up MC angrily responded on Twitter and later criticised the station in a tune. However, days after he released debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, Stormzy has been interviewed by LBC and the topic is brought up. The grime artist defends his lyrics, arguing that he conveys a personal, positive message, along with his album feature from controversial musician Crazy Titch, who's currently serving a 30 year prison term for murder. It's heartening to see the flourishing genre included in a constructive dialogue in a way it wasn't a decade ago, check out the full interview here:
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