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Rodney P meets Kojey Radical: 'I don't want my son to always have to fight'

In our series of cross-generational conversations between black artists, the two rappers discuss racism, identity, police shootings – and how to create a better future Although separated by generations, there is a shared sense of black empowerment and rebellion coursing through the music of Rodney P and Kojey Radical. At 50, Rodney P has been instrumental in the evolution of UK rap. Songs released as part of London Posse in the 80s and 90s, such as How’s Life in London, are among the earliest examples of British rappers using their own accents. Kojey Radical, 27, is among a generation of young British artists including Dave and Stormzy who have pushed black music in the UK into mass popularity. Blurring the boundaries of rap with everything from spoken word to funk, his work is an intense documentation of black life in Britain and beyond. The thing that struck me most about the George Floyd video was the lack of humanity. What ran through your head when you saw it? Continue reading...
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