Introducing… Wretch 32
(by me posted on counteract-magazine.com)
Wretch 32 (Jermaine Scott) has finally started getting recognised, and now having signed to Ministry Of Sound, is pretty much guaranteed to make big movements in 2011. He hails from North London’s Tottenham, where he sold 15,000 copies of his single, created his own clothes label ‘Wretchroboys’ and won best hip hop gong at the official mix tape awards.
The infectious track ‘Traktor’ (it isn’t a spelling mistake) opens up with the distinctly known guitar line from Dick Dale’s Misirlou (also featured in Pulp Fiction) and raps about everything (relatively) relevant in today’s society from the royal wedding, to Kerry Katona, to rising VAT – which deserves some recognition in itself.
Just give the track a listen and you’ll learn how to “ride the motherfucking beat like a tractor.”