Political activist and rapper Lowkey drops a new single, highlighting the tragic Grenfell disaster and the lives of the people it affected. After a hiatus from making music, Lowkey’s return is met with nothing but respect as his political poetry mixed with world music elements was seemingly missed by his loyal following of classic British hip hop fans, who have praised the release of this brave and honest single. Hailing from the Ladbroke Grove area himself, Lowkey’s chilling account of the disaster is personal, and features voices listing the names of those still missing following the event a month ago. Borrowing the vocal talents of previous collaborator Mia Khalil, who hauntingly sings, “Did they die, for us? The ghosts of grenfell still calling for justice. Now hear 'em, now hear 'em scream”, the purpose of the song is to not only gain justice for the victims, but highlight the issues and unanswered questions surrounding what has been deemed as an avoidable tragedy.
Lowkey heads out on an extensive UK headline tour, hitting O2 Academy Sheffield on Monday 4th September, Manchester's O2 Ritz on Thursday 7th September and O2 Institute Birmingham on Sunday, September 10th. Lowkey will then take to Scotland, as he’ll perform at Glasgow’s O2 ABC on Friday 15th September and Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms on Saturday 16th. Lowkey will come to Leeds Wardrobe venue on Sunday, September 17th.
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