Pass The Mic
Just as MC culture was exploding, Kiss FM went from pirate radio station to Britain’s most vital urban broadcaster. So who better to partner with on an oral history of British MCing? Presented by Ellie Prohan over eight episodes, this is the box set version. It's Ken Burns’ Civil War, but for the Brixton Riots. It’s Asher Senator talking about how he and Smiley Culture would be cussed in the schoolyard for mixing up English slang and Jamaican patois. It’s Lisa Maffia talking about the dent So Solid Crew made in the mainstream – and the legal troubles that made a dent in them. All the way up to Big Narstie and beyond.