The brand new single from the 18-year-old award winning political rapper/lyricist Sabotage that has been banned from mainstream radio for being “too controversial”. Still just 18 years old, he has firmly established his name on the underground scene as one of the best up and coming reality based and conscious lyricists.
The fact that challenging racism is seen as controversial is a sign of the times and a reflection of the fact that the in the UK today the politics of racism has now become normalised. It begs the question that when a party can legitimately promote racism as part of the democratic discourse anti racist’s become deemed anti democratic. This perversity cannot stand unchallenged, racism has no place in progressive democracy.
British rapper Sabotage has created a You Tube sensation with his “ Letter to the BNP “video. In response to the many supportive comments he issued this statement:
“Thanks a lot for everyone’s support, I really appreciate it! Despite it being banned from radio for being “too controversial” and because it “may potentially upset listeners” it has got almost 10,000 views in 5 days on You Tube.”It is important that we support the rights of artists to freely express themselves in challenging racism in politics.