His first appearance psychological drama (2019) Anglo-Nigerian rapper Dave (full: Dave Orobosa Omoregie) won two top British awards of the year: the Mercury Award and the BRIT Award for Best Album.
The better heir has a title that sums it up: We are all alone in this togetherA scathing and clever indictment of individualism, racism and the disenfranchisement of immigrants in Britain under the current government.
Dave pronounced his words with great precision. in the best tracks (in hellAnd three rivers) mixes inflammatory arguments about the way the UK denies basic rights to migrants with the story of his personal life and his mother’s struggle to live well. Talking about it herself, crying, in Heart attack.
WAAITT It is a diverse album, with fierce guest roles for male and female rappers, but also crisp vocals (Mount Kimbie, James Blake, gospel choir) and slight choppy motifs on piano and strings.
Those still skeptical, now know for sure: Dave (23) is Stormzy’s new Skepta, and the hottest voice in British hip-hop.
We are all alone in this together
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