A rapper-turned-activist is flipping the music scene on its head, “Estate of War” by Potent Whisper

13 JAN THE CANARY: With 2017 looking set to be a year of more political upheaval, music is perhaps the one thing that can cross into all walks of life. And a rapper from south-west London is doing just that. With some of the rawest and sharpest politically-motivated hip-hop around. The Canary caught up with the man, ‘Potent Whisper’, for a chat. About class, council estates, and Harrods…

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As The Canary previously reported, on Saturday 7 January United Voices of the World union (UVW) and Class War held a major protest at Harrods, over staff pay. Campaigners believed the police presence was over the top. And Whisper, who was at the demo, agrees:

“It seems to me that the police are always more interested in protecting private assets than facilitating people’s right to protest peacefully. The eight arrests that day were undoubtedly political policing. And it’s something that we’re increasingly seeing.”

At Saturday’s demo, he took the opportunity to record a video for his upcoming EP. Called New Radical, it features four tracks. And he has given The Canary a sneak preview… full article here

Potent-Whisper @UVWunion

Potent-Whisper @UVWunion

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