Monday, 6 June 2011

UK rapper Ratlin hijacks Mavado tune

Another day, another rapper, another hijacked Mavado song. Currently on number 3 since year start (Sneakbo & Chipmunk "Star Boy", Sneakbo "Warn Them" now this).

Don't know much about Ratlin, but he's shouting Mozart which is west London.

I'm feeling this song. I'm not as deep into it as I'd like to be but I really like UK rap from the roads. They have character and gangsta narrative. I don't relate to money, swag and that nonsense. Soz

The original

Another song that can be found on my mix CD Product of My Ears
. It's mad how you get certain man in the UK that will swear blind there isn't anything but explicit sex, gun or bun X people talk, but these road rappers seem to be sampling dancehall songs that have meaningful hooks and beats suited for their rhymes... This is why I say there is a difference between bashment and dancehall. I'll blog that one day.

(sly plug check my interviews with Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Serani, Gyptian, Busy Signal etc here)

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