Song of the day – 39: Lorna G
This was a song that came onto my iTunes at random, and lifted my bus ride home last night. And I’m glad it did.
As the man says, “Lorna G’s ‘Brixton Rock’ is a wonderful attempt at accentuating the positive of a place so often given a bad name. Brilliantly mixing up early hip hop with the reggae tradition, referencing Gary Byrd’s ‘The Crown’, it contains the immortal lines: ‘Don’t need to boast. Don’t need to brag. Don’t gimme cocaine, I’ll do with a fag…’“
(I agree that it’s cheating to lift another blogger’s words wholesale to the extent that even the hypertext links take the reader to the original source but… bugger it. I wanted to once more acknowledge Kevin’s authority, curator skills and way round a smart description: giving such an obvious shout out seemed to cover all that at once, and also give you – the reader – the chance to hear a great song.)