New York’s Double A.B. spent some time living in north London’s Tottenham.
The catalyst for the much publicized London riots of August 2011 began with the shooting of Mark Duggan by police in the Tottenham area. A peaceful protest by locals asking for more information from the police in the morning eventually led to widespread destruction in the area in the evening. Copycat style “rioting” then followed in other areas of the capital for a couple days after that until such time as a far higher police presence was placed on the streets
The news spread globally, and Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling on the basis of what he could see happening in his old stomping ground. The sampled Clash beat was produced by fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata, and the two long time associates are working on a new album.
Neasden’s highly rated MC Iron Braydz goes in hard on the feature, with plaudits for his “Devil May Cry” album last year still reverberating around UK hiphop. He also has new projects lined up for 2012 with some heavy hittin international names on board
Filmed in New York by Last Call Steeve and in London by Despa of Stay Fresh, the video was produced and edited by Dirty Media London in association with Urbanelite Promotions
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