Insightful stuff - would be an interesting topic for an article (esp. in relation to "uk hip hop").The English music media always dreams of unearthing a literary genius to describe life in this country. That's why we get endless lyrics about queuing for a kebab at 2am and fights for mini cabs, PlayStation, Rizla, 'wanking into a pizza box' to quote woops. From Mike Skinner to Arctic Monkeys. They all want a kind of kitchen sink realism.
The 'road rap' and 'drill' scenes are not a world away (if they are not lying in their lyrics )At the moment in the UK you've got a lot of different MC based scenes what Fredo does has nothing to do with that Abra does. What Aitch does has nothing to do with what Blah and High Focus do or whatever grime is these days.
Lee refers to his depression in the lyrics of the Group EP . Might be poetic licence but there's a fair amount of gallows humour in his lyricsI've said a lot about this sort of music. So many young depressed white men folded into themselves, massively introverted, lost in a branching cave system of mild cannabis psychosis. Most people on dissensus used to be one. No interest in the music as music but as a demographic they're starting to find a voice.