Faith Child - That Was Then

Published Sunday 4th November 2018
Faith Child - That Was Then
Faith Child - That Was Then

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 172502-27297
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only Single

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Over a crunching electro rhythm Faith Child spits out his rapid-tongued flow depicting how things once were in Thornton Heath, London, with its notorious Bus Station and its sweltering buildings ("the only time they were holding degrees", the rapper observes). But now Faith Child tells us, "We've got graduates and managers managing managers." Then our grime minister moves on to challenge his manor's high flyers. He tells these new high achievers, "Designer brands don't make you a man/It just makes you a walking mannequin/There's more to like than bouji girls" and then the rapper suggests they follow his radical example. For as he exuberantly declares, "I'm doing better than I ever did/I've got the blessings from the Heaven-sent." Powerful social commentary.

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