A number of artists have already reacted to the election of the fascist BNP to the European Parliament in song – but LowKey is the first to release a new song specially written in response the Nazis’ election win. As well as being a brilliant track with sentiments every anti-fascist can chant along to, “We Don’t Want Them” is released via iTunes today with every penny of the profits going to LMHR – that’s almost 50p for the cause from everyone who buys it – so what are you waiting for. We need your support to build an even bigger campaign against racism and fascism – so just click here to hear a smart and angry hip-hop tune that puts it money where its mouth is.
More info on the track and its creator:
The brand new single We Don’t Want Them by British Hip Hop artist Lowkey and produced by The Last Skeptik. The track is being released in association with Love Music Hate Racism as a response to the fascist British National Party and their recent growth in the face of the recession with Lowkey donating all profits from the single to LMHR.
Lowkey is a Poet, Playwright, Political Activist and award winning Hip Hop Artist who has received airplay on numerous major radio stations including BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Kiss FM, Choice FM and BBC 1Xtra and this year alone has toured internationally performing to crowds everywhere from Glastonbury and Trafalgar Square to Palestine, Israel, New York and Austria.
Born 1986 at St. Georges Hospital in Tooting to a British father from Dover and an Arab mother who was born in Baghdad. Lowkey is a much needed bridge between many different worlds. He first made his name at the age of 17, attending the open mic sessions which took place at the infamous Deal Real record shop on Carnaby Street, Central London in 2003. The first time he went, another MC by the name of Loki, who had previously been a regular at the weekly open mic, confronted him and they battled for use of the name. Lowkey was named the winner by the audience and other MC’s present. Since then Lowkey’s career has gone from strength to strength building up a huge cult following and independently releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums and singles.
Recently Lowkey formed the superband Mongrel with members of the Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles and Reverend and the Makers, and their debut album was released free in the Independent Newspaper earlier this year.