Apr 04


I Hate Music5 comments • 1,493 views


Who says political hip-hop is dead? You just might if by some astonishing stroke of bad luck you hear “Great Britain” by the P Brothers, who have come out, both barrels blazing to give your complacent arse an injection of TRUTH. Starting with their name.

The song is a catalogue of Great Britain’s ills. The Queen “lives in a house just like Saddam Hussein / They’re both rich so I guess they must be the same” – even they don’t sound too sure of their logic there. Actually there is much to agree with in the song – house prices are shocking, gin prices more so, Britain is the pawn of the US (the only possible explanation for Eamon) and the fact that these guys “learned to rap … in Great Britain” is as big an indictment as you could ask for.

Even so the lyrics bear signs of not having been completely thought through. “Your prisons full of crooks, Great Britain!” cry the P Brothers and/or Scor-Zay-Zee. They sound very angry about it. You might think though that being full of crooks is rather the point of prisons: it’s what makes them, well, ‘prisons’ rather than ‘streets’ or ‘hospitals’. Maybe the P Brothers would prefer to see the prisons full of chancers instead. I certainly might.


  1. 1
    dave on 6 May 2007 #

    you are a cunt, die soon fuck face

  2. 2
    joey on 3 Aug 2007 #

    Dearest Fuckface,
    I agree with dave: you ARE a cunt and you should die soon

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    dil on 16 Jan 2008 #

    You ignorant women.. why bother writing about something you are blatantly clueless about.. you took each line as it’s own and far to literally. You come across as a total moron.
    I’ve read a few of your ‘articles’ / ‘blogs’ and what have you ever done that’s so good to be criticising people like you do?

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    jimmiG on 3 Jan 2010 #

    u pick up on one silly lyric about prisons and ignore the rest of this songs brilliant lyricism. u dont even know whos rapping (quote: cry the P Brothers and/or Scor-Zay-Zee). half arsed review is an understatement. p brothers are producing, scorzayzee is rapping. stop reading the sun and do ur fuckin research

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    Jon on 19 Oct 2011 #

    The highlighted lyric serves to raise the question “Why are our prisons so full?” within the confines of the rhyme scheme.

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