Issue 111

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What have you been up to? I've just been releasing loads of music. I re- leased a single in April with Mr Eazi, Mavado and Zie Zie called 'Flex' which is a remix. Before that, I released an EP with Skepta called I win. So I've just been putting out music basically. Tell us about your single 'Don't Believe You'? It's a message for this new generation and it's trying to portray things that are not ac- tually real. And I just think it's quite wrong I feel. The way that people are manipulat- ing their social media. They are giving off the wrong signals to people watching and people feel like "Okay, they've got this much money, ah he's got this car, he's got that." And I just wanted to put the message across that you know Instagram is just a part of your life. Don't over-do it to make it look like it's all rosy. In the video, you are stamping on the faces of politicians. Is it political as well? Yeah, I threw that in there as well because I felt like it was quite relevant to the song title. The Tories are lying all the time and it has been quite an eventful few years for this country and the events that have happened, like Brexit, and I just don't believe them anymore. I never believe a politician any- way, they just keep lying. Most recently was Grenfell, they are coming out and not telling people the truth, so I thought it would be a good little prop just to have them in there. Do you think that Grime, and music in general, play an important part in today's politics? Particularly thinking about Jer- emy Corbyn's' involvement with the Grime scene. There's a real identity for the youth when it comes to Grime music and influence, and a lot of these kids' heroes who are in music are either from this scene or the scene just evolves from us. The kids and the youth are the future of our country and Jeremy Corbyn knew that which is why he tried to tap into that to try and speak to the youth. Because of the culture that they are from and what they're into, as much as he tried, it's always going to be hard for a politician to speak to the youth in areas like where I'm from because they're not from these areas, but I think it's quite smart for him to do that. How genuine it is, I don't know, but it's a good sign for him to acknowledge that people from his day and age listen to a totally different genre of music, now it's a new age, everything evolves, and I think it's good that he's acknowledged that. How did you get involved in working with Lady Leshuur? 38 ISSUE 111 / 2018 HIP HOP & RNB Otherwise known to his mother as Maxwell, Lethal Bizzle is one of the biggest Grime artists to come out of London since the scene began. As well as having an amazing music career, Lethal Bizzle has made cameos in films, worked with some of the best rappers and is soon going to be supporting the one and only 50 Cent on tour. We spoke to him about all things music and er… Judy Dench!? Grace | Guestlist INTERVIEW LETHAL BIZZLE

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