'Grime 4 Corbyn' website is offering tickets to a secret party if you register to vote
Register to vote and get tickets to a secret rave.
A campaign encouraging young people to vote for Jeremy Corbyn is offering tickets to a party for those who register.
The Grime 4 Corbyn campaign follows a number of high-profile endorsements for the Labour leader from grime artists. From Akala to JME, many have publicly supported him since the election was called.
I am not and probably never will be a Labour supporter. However I will be voting for the first time and I'll be voting for @jeremycorbyn— Akala (@akalamusic) April 21, 2017
The new campaign says it wants to harness the fervour of grime artists and their fans to elect a Prime Minister who will “reduce the voting age to 16, cancel exorbitant university tuition fees, cancel zero hours contracts, and through a new genuine living wage and building 500,000 council homes a year, give Britain’s young people the homes, jobs and education they need”.
They reckon that’s Jeremy Corbyn, and they are hosting a party for young people who register to vote in the June 8 election. Details are thin on the ground at the moment, but the campaign promises to reveal more closer to the time. It will be held in the week before the election – stay tuned using the hashtag #grime4corbyn.
This isn’t the grime scene’s first brush with politics. British grime and rap music has always had a political, anti-establishment edge, from Dizzee Rascal rapping “I’m a problem for Anthony Blair” in 2003, to Lethal Bizzle’s Guardian op-ed “David Cameron is a donut” in 2006, to Novelist’s David Cameron-sampling Street Politician in 2016.