Back of the class, Cody the sausage dog. The stars of grime have gone one step better, pledging their support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn via a dedicated new website and campaign. And it’s completely, utterly brilliant.
To the tune of the DA-produced track ‘Corbyn Riddim’, web users can scroll through stand-out tweets by grime artists about Corbyn before getting to a set of simple instructions.
- Win tickets to a secret party
- Share the website and your win via social media.
The site also encourages grime fans to register to vote before the deadline on 22 May and, despite it’s clear biased, encouraged them to vote for whoever they wish to, so long as they make it to the polling station on 8 June.
Since the campaign’s launch, it appears Corbyn, fresh from a barn-storming Labour Manifesto launch in Bradford today, has been named among the founding and current BBK artists alongside Skepta, Wiley, Jme and Canadian rapper Drake in the group’s Wikipedia entry:
— Roisin O’Connor (@Roisin_OConnor) May 16, 2017
The Labour Manifesto 2017 also appears in the group’s discography.
Several artists have written and spoken publicly about their support for Corbyn ahead of the General Election recently, largely due to his integral belief and accompanying policies in equal opportunities for all.
— Jme (@JmeBBK) May 14, 2017
JME joined Corbyn on Snapchat to debate why young people traditionally don’t vote in elections. Meanwhile, Akala, previously a non-voter, wrote a piece for the Guardian about why he would be putting a tick in Corbyn’s box on 8 June.
Meanwhile, students are encouraged to check out this site, which helps them decide where they should vote from – at home, or where their universities are.