Monday, September 12, 2011

SE London Hip Hop

Well we've been including some locally filmed videos from the roadrap new school, so let's rewind a bit to some great UK hip-hop.

Blak Twang, aka Tony Rotton, grew up on Tanners Hill Estate in Deptford (see earlier post). 2002's So Rotton is a great track and the video features Peckham library (just like Kivali Luciano and Giggs) and Lewisham Model Market.

Also check his Queen's Head (1995), featuring Roots Manuva, and filmed in Crystal Palace park:

Then there's Blade. Born in Iran in an Armenian family, he ended up in New Cross in the late 1980s and recorded his debut Lyrical Maniac in 1989. The video for 'What you waiting for?' (1992) includes New Cross station and that subway down the road from it (from Amersham Vale down to Pagnell Street):

1 comment:

Dexsta said...

Nice :)