I'm really interested in it because I was also a young stoned white man prone to 'over-identification' with rap music. I worked out fairly early on that this wasn't something I would allow myself to do. But given different surroundings and different associates, a different context, it might have been me. You can easily imagine corpsey as one of these people. Rapping about sexual despair and depression and alienation. As I say, most on dissensus have been one of these people. And I think over-identification is a kind of superpower.
Yeah he's the only one I like at the moment. Careers are short but hot runs are even shorter. Go back in time a little while and there's other names I'd add. Potter Payper had a good run. I liked Taze. Some people who maybe had one or two good performances. Just a brief flaring up in the darkness.
Youve got people who had a buzz getting picked up by the industry, folded into uncomfortable shapes, bent out of position, marooned in no mans land. Loski making tunes with Aitch. Filming embarrassing videos aimed at middle England.
this is a sequel to rinse fm pop. me and barty were trying to find the uk 'urban pop' records with the most views. some of the things were familair eg stormzy's shut up has 100 million views. other stuff was way more popular than i ever realised, eg wstrn have videos with tens of millions of...