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theguardian - 28 days ago

Ghetts live stream review – an all-killer, no-filler set of hard-won truths

Live stream from Magazine, London SE10
The veteran MC draws on his recent hit album, Conflict of Interest, in a bravura show that pivots between boasts, put-downs, tributes and lessons learnedYou don’t often see a live five-piece string section and two tricked-out quad bikes sharing the same stage. But this performance by east London grime MC Ghetts packs in both sophistication and street appeal. Adrenaline and serenity e drama and musicality receive equal billing. Best of all, this high-spec, guest-laden live stream is free – intended as an appetite-whetter for Ghetts’s forthcoming November tour.The rapper roars into the venue – a complex called Magazine near London’s O2 Arena – on one of the bikes in the filmed introduction. But it’s a thoughtful track called Fine Wine that opens the set, as it does Justin Clarke’s excellent recent album Conflict of Interest: disembodied, operatic voices entwine with classical instruments and a live band led by his brother, Kadeem Clarke. Continue reading...


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