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No. 94: ‘Dettwork Southeast’ – Blak Twang (1996)

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  • ‘Dettwork Southeast’ – Blak Twang (1996)

    Journey through the lesser spotted boroughs

    New Cross, Piccadilly Circus, Old Kent Road, Ladbroke Grove, Clapham, Brixton, Hackney, Seven Sisters… local rapper Blak Twang certainly wrings maximum value from his conceptual Oyster card on this track, which name-checks strands of London’s public bus and rail system and the diverse neighbourhoods they travel through.

    ‘Good work, London SE8,’ he says approvingly of his local ‘dettwork,’ before repping other points of the compass with the (literally) old school rhyme, ‘never eat Shredded Wheat’.

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