Monday 19 February 2018

'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.

By Taylor Heyman

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.

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.

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