You Aint God 3 : Preach To The Choir - The Drugs Game Is Dead
This time out we are making a statement: Get out of the drug game, Boris is coming for you.
I was watching the Channel 4 news and there was a report into treating drug users as victims of the drug trade, nothing wrong with this, but if they are the victims, who are the perpetrators?
They interviewed Boris in ‘full kit w*nker’ Police attire (it has to be seen to be believed), he was saying that they are looking to decriminalise drug users and further criminalise drug pushers. Is it worth the risk? When you include jail time, you’re probably earning less than minimum wage and the courts always punish black people harsher.
Some drug pushers are also victims, where is their support and humanisation in the media? Or even in Channel 4’s report?!
Money is being made from Grime and Drill with record companies profiting from our communities’ young talent. The reality of streets life is being lived by many and sold by few with little reward and a big fat juicy stigma attached. White mainstream artists do features with us to boost their popularity and maximise their income without having to take on that stigma and won’t be targeted in any way. The game is rigged, get out of it or just don’t take part. Find a different solution.
As elders, we shouldn’t be afraid to guide the youth when we see that they are walking into a trap, even if it makes us look old or square. What happens when they get criminalised, and they turn round and blame our generation for not warning them? But hey, let’s face it, I’m probably preaching to the choir!
This mix includes UK Drill, US Streets, Underground Hip Hop and RnB.