A York musician has used his latest track to launch a furious attack on David Cameron and world leaders.
Rapper and grime artist Liam Kritikal Powers’ new song and video Long Live The Revolution calls on the people to stand up against lying politicians who cut benefits while accepting a ten per cent pay rise.
Warning: strong language
Other targets on the powerful track include tax-evading corporations and government cover ups.
The first lines hold nothing back:
The words u talk are blasphemous
Walk around thinking ur fabulous
Kritikal talked to us about the song, his inspiration and plans for the future.
‘Time to stand together’
What prompted you to write Long Live The Revolution?
The problem I see is that the ‘mainstream’ media often tend to sweep a lot of things under the rug and try to hide things from the general public.
I feel that the people have the right to understand what is happening in the world and not shy away from the truth.
What is it about the government that generated such anger in you?
Homeless spikes, NHS cuts, taxes, the list goes on and on.
David Cameron has lied to the people many times, but has a way with words which he uses to try justify every negative action which is made.
‘I want to represent real people, real struggle, real life’
What’s the answer?
I can’t rely on the people who are running the country, I don’t feel safe knowing they are the decision makers.
What should people do?
I want the world to understand that the people are far more powerful than the government and that by standing together we can try to enforce positive changes instead of feeling suffocated by people which think they have all the power in the world.
You also use the song to stand behind the people of Greece.
I believe the rest of the world should use their passion and drive to stand together and stand up for their rights.
Why are you giving the song away?
What next for you?
Once I release my EP I plan on setting up a small tour in the UK and a couple of dates over seas to spread the message even further.
Believe the dream and achieve.