I Predict a Riot

03 December 2011 Music
Photo by Nicobobinus.

Aftermath of the tottenham riots.

Photo by Nicobobinus.

UK hip-hop artist Reveal’s reflection on the 2011 Tottenham riots is an amazing work of art. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head for the past week, and I’m not complaining.

The lyrics are a raw blow-by-blow account of how a peaceful protest by people disaffected with the police was transformed into a senseless rampage of violence that spread across the country.

I attempted a cover of my own, layering piano and guitar underneath the vocals and incorporated more harmonies in the chorus. Have a listen and let me know what you think! That said, the original is totally worth a listen. Reveal can pack more emotional punch in his delivery than I have ever seen before.

Sam Nabi

Comments

Alan N. 17 December 2011, 07:19

powerful lyrics & take on the situation by Reveal!!  hip hop Sam!?! wow…liking your chorus too…

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