During my time from moving from Manchester to Nottingham I have realised a lot of things that have provoked a variety of thoughts that I want to get out.
The common misconception of the younger people of today is a theme that keeps coming in and out of conversation with a number of people. From public strikes and marches to simple rants from younger people like myself, on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and all the rest.
The Grime music industry is a misconception within the common world of today. Grime music is often seen as music of the streets. Yes, it is. But the genre itself has created an upheaval of new music throughout the UK and now over in America, where they are now looking at us, yes, us the tiny little island that was once looking up to rappers like Biggie Smalls and Tupac for inspiration.
Grime music does have its downfalls, of course it does but doesn’t any music? Certain rappers or MC’s rap about drugs and crime related themes but the MC’s who are really making a difference now are the older likes of JME (who has a degree in 3D digital design at the University of Greenwich) and younger Grime artists such as Santandave, the 18 year old lad from Brixton, London. Dave often expresses his thoughts on the misconceptions of todays youth, especially in his Fire In The Booth – give that a listen.
The things that are ever so present in today’s society, in my opinion are the things that are making this younger generation so special and unique. We now have the power to change opinions and views on anything through a tweet or a ten second snapchat.
From my point of view I just want to say that just because a younger lad has a black hoody or a tracksuit on it doesn’t necessarily mean he is up to no good. If I’m being brutally honest, the young lad you can see with the black tracksuit on is probably a lot comfier and a lot warmer than you are.
But, I cant steer away from the main theme of this blog. Misconceptions will always be around us, I’m not a politician or wordsmith by any stretch of the imagination, but making a start on giving us younger boys and girls a better image and representation is always a good foothold in the works.
Oh, I wrote this blog in an all black tracksuit and Airmax 95’s. Who would have thought that. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
This is my first blog so I am keeping it short and sweet. More to come soon.