Released Oct 2013
Fresh off the microphones and MPC comes the single 28 Draws Later from Bristolian, left-wing Hip-Hop duo QELD. Check out the video below.
It’s one hell of a hard-hitter, this … a soulful boom-bap, mixed with sharp flows and lyrics that dip into Libertarian, Communist and Anarchist ideologies.
For starters, it’s great to hear that rebellious and reactionary Hip-Hop is still alive and sincere-sounding on the underground scene with lyrics such as:
“Fucking Thatcherite cunts/ You guys are the reason/ I have to fight scum.”
Secondly, it’s even better when a track manages to be reactionary and rebellious and actually has a point:
“No pasaran/ But you’re eager to let ‘em pass/ Grown ass man/ in a ‘V for Vendetta mask”.
In addition to the enemies of the right, the bars address the many posers, talkers and wannabe-bad men of the left who claim to make a difference.
The main point here is the lack of decent activism, something of which 28 Draws Later expresses a fair amount of scepticism towards and attacks with great ferociousness.