Monday, 27 April 2009

Low Key Highlights Police Brutality with License To Kill


Low Key is one of the dopest UK MCs and following on from the G20 protests he decided the death of Ian Tomlinson needed to be highlighted. The death of Ian Tomlinson at the hands of police was bad enough but for them to go and choose a coroner with a history of bad verdicts almost always in the favor police was damn shameful. I understand that every society needs the police and that there is some police out there who take their jobs and power seriously but the police that are implicated in Ian Tomlinson's death are not those police. The attempts to disguise what has happened by using your own dodgy coroner only make the circumstances of the death even more suspicious. Its strange that with all of protestors about on that day that the police manage to kill the only man who had absolutely nothing to do with the protests. R.I.P. to Ian Tomlinson and sympathy to his loved ones.

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RICH MIX said...

Lowkey performs at Rich Mix

“One of the best lyricists in the Western Hemisphere”
Benjamin Zephaniah

On December 12th Rich Mix will finally play host to UK rapper, musician, poet, playwright Lowkey.

Rising to prominence at the age of 17 after proving victorious at a series of weekly open mic sessions in London’s Carnaby Street, the 23 year old (born Kareem Dennis) is proving himself to be a force within the UK Hip Hop battleground.

Intelligent, intricate rhymes with a political slant elevate the half English/Iraqi above his peers – his mixtape CD series ‘Key to the Game’ attracted much critical acclaim and a large dedicated fanbase. Using his versatility as a weapon he is a proud member of rap group Poisonous Poets – Lowkey states “On a skills basis, I feel they are the five best rappers in the country…and I’m another one in my view.” He also features within the lineup of indie supergroup Mongrel – alongside member s and ex-members of the Arctic Monkeys and Babyshambles.

With huge appearances at the Electric Proms, T in the Park, Glastonbury and the Sunrise Poetry Slam 2008 (where Lowkey was named the winner against 16 other poets) and with followers like Ms Dynamite, Benjamin Zephaniah, DJ Semtex and Latin-American underground lyricist and demigod Immortal Technique (with whom Lowkey collaborated with on this years’ ‘Voices of the Voiceless’)…Rich Mix is proud and excited to present Lowkey.

http://www.richmix.org.uk/aandc_lowkey.htm
www.myspace.com/lowkeyuk

Rich Mix / 12 Dec / 8pm
Tickets £13, £9 adv
Box Office 020 7613 7498 / www.richmix.org.uk/bookings
Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA