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The UK grime scene is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister

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Jeremy Corbyn might be facing something of an uphill struggle in June’s general election, but the Labour leader isn’t totally without allies. 

He’s being vocally backed by basically the entirety of the UK’s grime scene, including Akala, Novelist, Toddla T, AJ Tracey and Jme all posting in support on social media. 

Jme has been especially vocal in his support of Corbyn, collecting and retweeting his mates’ praise to his 688k followers, in the hopes that some of them will register to vote.

 

       

And that’s just the endorsements from this weekend. Stormzy, who’s currently in the US, is also a prolific supporter of Corbyn. In an interview in the Guardian last year, during the London mayoral election, he had this to say: 

“My man, Jeremy! Young Jeremy, my guy. I dig what he says. I saw some sick picture of him from back in the day when he was campaigning about anti-apartheid and I thought: yeah, I like your energy. Have you seen that footage of House of Commons? They’re all neeky dons! The way they all laugh and cheer. Is this fucking Game Of Thrones? You lot have got real issues to talk about and deal with. That’s why I like Jeremy: I feel like he gets what the ethnic minorities are going through and the homeless and the working class. That Zac guy, he just seems like a fucking arsehole.”

This might all not be enough, mind you. Bernie Sanders, the American Corbyn who couldn’t beat Hilary Clinton to become the Democratic nominee for US president last year, but who would definitely have won, enlisted Run The Jewels’ MC Killer Mike as a key surrogate during his campaign.

Corbyn’s likely to face a similar problem: there aren’t too many grime fans living in the Cotswolds. But then again, he’s up against the likes of Matt Hancock, the culture minister who last year claimed to be a huge fan of Stormzy, saying he listened to his music in the ministerial car. For whatever reason, however, when pressed, he couldn’t remember the name of a single one of his tracks. Strange that.

Still, at least the Labour leader seems to know whats up:

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