Track of the week: Dave – Black
The new single ‘Black’ from UK rapper Dave has been a hot topic this week and it’s a discussion of black British identity, the track is important, bold and really great. It’s our track of the week
Yaw Owusu: There’s a lot of good music out at the minute, but my selection would have to be BLACK by Dave. I must be honest, I’ve not been drawn in by Dave so far; I think he is good but have never been “in” yet. THIS song however was really refreshing and gets me intrigued about his coming works.
Reminiscent of the impact of when I first heard ‘Cry’ by Swiss or ‘Black Boys’ by Bashy – this is unapolegetic, intelligent and current!
“The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice,
A kid dies, the blacker the killer, the sweeter the news
And if he’s white, you give him a chance, he’s ill and confused
If he’s black he’s probably armed, you see him and shoot”
Absorb and respect these lyrics and this new voice because I have a feeling this is just an insight into what he will deliver on his debut album and beyond.
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