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    Riz MC: Sour Times

    by Sunny on 9th July, 2009 at 12:50 am    

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    1. Penny Red — on 9th July, 2009 at 1:52 am  

      Bloody hell, that’s brilliant. I love Riz.

    2. jookymundo — on 9th July, 2009 at 3:35 am  

      Riz wtf are you moaning about, if there wasn’t all this talk of islamic terrorism you wouldnt be making a mint starring in all these channel 4 drama/documentaries about muslims. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

      If your really that mad about it don’t star in shows that perpetuate the stereotype.

      PS. deadset was a pile of shit. Shifty was OK but I still think your a cunt.

    3. Yahya Birt — on 9th July, 2009 at 8:59 am  

      Nice one, Riz.

    4. Leon — on 9th July, 2009 at 9:20 am  

      Good vid, a few familiar faces in there including the excellent Scroobius Pip. :D

    5. dave bones — on 9th July, 2009 at 11:21 am  

      He is a really top rapper eh and actor. Clint Mansells music from the wrestler at the start still sends shivers.

    6. Bobby — on 9th July, 2009 at 1:21 pm  

      Why are my comments being deleted? I just call it as I see it. Someone calls Riz a ‘cunt’ but their message remains, whilst mine are deleted? What’s up people?

    7. dave bones — on 9th July, 2009 at 1:35 pm  

      Riz is performing live with the Speakers Corner family on July 16th at Cargo for The Big Issue.. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=99648803093&ref=ts

    8. Sunny — on 9th July, 2009 at 3:25 pm  

      Because you’re trying to attribute something he’s not actually saying. If you want to cuss someone as a terrorist supporter, fuck off somewhere else.

    9. damon — on 9th July, 2009 at 3:33 pm  

      Watching that video reminds me of Jonn McWhorter’s theory of ”therapeutic alienation”.

      It’s an idea mostly talked about in relation to those black Americans who (he reckons) get off by acting up with the ghetto persona and style.

      For example, he talks about Tupac Shakur actually being a middle class boy who had been to drama school.

    10. jookymundo — on 9th July, 2009 at 11:11 pm  

      Tupac middle class?

      Shiit his mom was addicted to crack, yeh real middle class.

    11. damon — on 10th July, 2009 at 11:43 am  

      She was more than just that jookymundo. His mother was Afeni Shakur, a leading Black Panther at the time of his birth.

      From Wikipedia:
      ”At the age of twelve, Shakur enrolled in Harlem’s famous “127th Street Ensemble.” His first major role with this acting troupe was as Travis in A Raisin in the Sun. In 1984, his family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland,[13] After completing his second year at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School he transferred to the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet. He performed in Shakespeare plays, and in the role of the Mouse King in The Nutcracker”.

      But I’ve see ‘The Wire’, and I understand that Baltimore is an extremely tough and disadvantaged city for its poorer inhabitants.

      I still hink that this ‘theraputic alienation’ idea holds some water though.
      I haven’t heard anyone argue strongly against it - and I think that a section of muslim youth are also getting into it over issues like MC Riz was mentioning in this video.

    12. dave bones — on 10th July, 2009 at 11:11 pm  

      I hope you dont mind me promoting Riz’ gig here Tickets from the Big Issue here playing alongside Nathan Flutebox who was on TV recently at Glastonbury as well as United Vibrations and DJ Snuff, some of our guys from South East.

    13. Boyo — on 11th July, 2009 at 8:16 am  

      Nice tune, if depressingly wrong-headed. It IS about religion - otherwise why aren’t West Indians, Romanians, WWC etc blowing themselves up? - saying it’s all about poverty or even politics still makes it somehow everyone elses fault, regardless of the obligatory “cowardice” of the terrorists.

      Religion gives otherwise angry young men an excuse to do bad (has Riz ever read his “book of peace” I wonder?) just as it gives some Christian fundamentalist gun nut an excuse to murder an abortion doctor.

      It’s not “just happening in the last ten years” - religion has been used as an excuse to cause trouble from Northern Ireland to the Partition to the Taping Rebellion. Face up to that, and that people have to take responsibility for their own lives (and culture - as the British have largely done. Who now celebrates the Empire? Yet my local mosque trumpets the Conquest with pride) and maybe all this shit will stop.

    14. Random Guy — on 11th July, 2009 at 3:23 pm  

      Excellent video by Riz - hits the nail straight on the head.

    15. jookymundo — on 11th July, 2009 at 11:30 pm  

      Boyo one of the Bombers was West Indian born in Jamaica.
      Germaine Maurice Lindsay

    16. Amandeep — on 12th July, 2009 at 9:32 pm  

      It makes a lot sense… good song..

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