Here in the UK, urban music is becoming increasingly political once again. This has been evidenced by the show of support for UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn from a range of British grime and hip hop artists, such as Akala, Low-Key and JME.
Corbyn is seen by many in underprivileged areas as the man posing the right solution to their problems, giving a voice to people affected most by government austerity, and a leg-up to young people, many of whom enjoy music genres such as grime and hip-hop.
Akala Appears on This Week in defence of Corbyn:
Low-Key on Corbyn:
When JME met Jeremy
The Labour leader himself even dropped a few bars over a Stormzy classic, during his campaign.
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