Thursday, April 21, 2011

Want to cut my health care? I'll battle (rap) you for it!

Fed up with sweeping national cuts to public health services, British Rapper MC NxtGen raised his voice in the most natural way he knew -- through a diss video posted to YouTube. His video, a highly personal attack on the Department of Health's white paper "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS" is specifically, and memorably, aimed at the health minister, Andrew Lansley.

I could speak more about the ever expanding vehicles for civic participation, the power of YouTube videos to spread messages virally (whether serious or not), NxtGen's witty juxtaposition of high brow criticism and low brow insult, etc etc, but really, just watch the video:

I can hear them in the clubs throughout the UK, rapping emphatically "Andrew Lansley, greedy! Andrew Lansley, Tosser!"

Check out the full story here.


Kenson said...

Unrelated note

calomira said...


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