Music Review by Neil Sadler
A British rap record – the very words struck fear in many true rap fan’s hearts until the advent of The Streets and Dizzee Rascal. Riding on their wave, comes Eastender Shameless.
Using a Rod Stewart, Shameless raps about – I haven’t got a clue. He doesn’t really rap, but just shouts and tries to sound American, which was always the problem with most British rap.
The thing that makes The Streets and Dizzee Rascal sound so fresh and original is that they sound British, and they rap about fresh, relevant things – not “living in the gutter”, “everyday being a dollar” and other rap clichés.