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BEST known for his track Political Drillin’, which takes issue with the extreme racist and violent language spouted by some MPs, drill artist and London mayoral candidate Drillminister is no shrinking violet when it comes to getting his message across.
No surprise then that in the run-up to the Tory Party conference which begins on Saturday, he’s just released #borisisapussio, a music video in which he can be seen playing football with the head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The keepie-uppies are pretty impressive.
Scenes are overlaid with the track’s lyrics, including some of the more extreme quotes from Johnson.
To those who think that watching a puppet-headed Eton toff getting booted about is an incitement to violence, Drillminister points to “the corporate manslaughter enabled by the UK government that takes place around the world every single day.
“If you think my lyrics are obscene, think about the racist, classist rhetoric that the UK leader is allowed to spout. This is economic warfare and we are going to start firing back. They play their game and we play ours.”
The video has been produced in collaboration with Andrei Molodkin, the Russian artist who works with the mediums of blood and oil and who previously directed Drillminister’s video with Skengdo & AM, which pointed up the censorship drill artists face and their stereotyping as violent criminals.
In his electoral campaign, Drillminister is using drill as a tool to engage with a new generation of voters — “the FAMdem” — on political issues such as working-class struggle, violence and rising pollution levels in the capital.
With #borisisapussio, he’s widening his sights from the local to the national — watch this space for a vehement response, for and against.
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