John DobsonComment

ENGLISTAN BY RIZ MC

John DobsonComment
ENGLISTAN BY RIZ MC

You will probably know Riz Ahmed for his star turn in the brilliant satire Four Lions. What you may not know are the other strings in his bow - writing, poetry, activism and hip-hop. It's a combination of the latter two that we bring you today with the title track of his new collection - a mixtape, he calls it - Englistan.
Easily as good as any of the big beasts of hip-hop - this writer's first thought was Mos Def, for instance - this is seriously good and seriously intelligent stuff.

Englistan is available as a pay-what-you-like download from Ahmed's bandcamp page. Pay lots, pay often. He is also one of those people that make Twitter worthwhile. @rizmc