BAD BOYS REMIX Part I
Swiss featuring Blak Twang, Akala, Klashnekoff, Black The Ripper, AKS and Vis.
Nick Donnelly and Swiss from So Solid Crew teamed up on BAD BOYS REMIX. A two part music video that looks at Police racial profiling in the Hip-Hop community.
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One of the leading members of So Solid Crew, the most successful British rap movement at the start of the new millennium, Swiss grew to prominence as he penned the record ‘Broken Silence’, a record that spoke out against prejudice the group had faced and it reached the UK Top 10 in 2003. Swiss as a solo artist released the record ‘Cry’ in 2005, regarded as one of the most influential UK rap songs.
At age 6, Akala was put into a special needs class, he didn’t go to universities, instead focusing on football as a teenager, being on the books of West Ham United and AFC Wimbledon. In 2004 he independently released his first mixtape, and in 2006 his first album, with his breakthrough single Shakespeare making the BBC Radio 1 Playlist. In May 2018 Akala published his book ‘ Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire’ and has honorary degrees from Oxford Brookes and Brighton university.
With his debut record in 1995 ‘What’s Goin On’ Blak Twang is considered a legend in the UK Hip-Hop scene. His 2002 album ‘Kik Off’ featured the hit record ‘So Rotten’ as well as Trixtstar which introduced the artist Estelle to the world, the music video to the record ‘Kik Off’ was directed by the notoriously secretive graffiti artist Banksy.
In 2004 Klashnekoff’s debut album “The Sagas of…” included the record ‘Murda’ which was featured on the soundtrack to the cult British film Kidulthood, the album is considered as one of the greatest UK Hip-Hop albums of all time.