NEW MAPS BY ROGER ROBINSON

To be filed under H for ‘how the hell did we miss this?’, dub poet Robinson released the album Dog Heart City in August.

While we’re all about the brand new, this is too good to not go back and examine. Born in London, Robinson describes himself as “a British resident with a Trini sensibility” and has put together an album of thought-provoking spoken word as his fictional Dog Heart City – it’s London, alright – is gentrified and cultures get watered down and trampled upon, Robinson’s rich Caribbean drawl offset with the dub vibes from Disrupt. “These stories … try to make the invisible lives visible: giving people affected by gentrification, racism, unemployment and low wage work a sense of authority and aesthetic nobility.”
You need this in your life.

Get Dog Heart City here. Follow @rrobinson72

Words by @johnnydobbo

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