Earl Grey : Justice – An Acquired taste
Welcome back to the Draft Pick Mix Show. We are proud to introduce a new series called ‘Earl Grey : Real Hip Hop’s An Acquired Taste’.
The first 2 episodes had already been completed and we were ready to release them after part 2 of the afro beat series – Nepa, when our team was overcome by the shocking recent murder of George Floyd. We all agreed to, not only postpone the Nepa release, but to pay our respects to the Justice for George Floyd movement.
We started the project on Saturday 30th of May and since then, others have weighed in on the discussion, some more surprising than others. I’ll explain. People like Michael Jordan who have stayed silent on many issues that affect the black community, have spoken out. Unafraid of backlash. Whilst the movement for justice is one that deserves the support of everyone, we have to question where these voices were before, when the scores upon scores of injustices effecting the black family and community occurred day after day.
Its almost like everyone has finally noticed the packet of Earl Grey in the cupboard and upon trying it, have accepted its taste and understood it’s relevance.
But if one wishes to be cheeky (one does), then the real question is will these celebrities, actors and sportsmen still be as outspoken once the media has succeeded in their quest to remove Donald Trump from office in America? Or will they go back to ‘business as usual’ and ‘green before black’? I guess we’ll see in time!
As for the music, the Earl Grey series exists to celebrate what I call, Real Hip Hop. The music that is raw and full of metaphoric genius, the cordial that wider society has to water down to consume. Too many metaphors and double meanings to take in one time. Beats too unapologetic, rhyme patterns too complex for Wetherspoons, truths too powerful for pubescent teens, the liquor on the top shelf out of the reach of children…you know the good stuff.
Look out for the ‘1520’ songs produced by our own ‘DJ Drematic XL’, ridiculously good!!