Wretch 32 - Open Conversation & Mark Duggan

Five years after the release of Black And White, Wretch 32 is back with his hotly anticipated new album, Growing Over Life. The reflective and poignant Open Conversation & Mark Duggan stands out. Its release is timely with the growing UK Black Lives Matter movement and the five year mark since the London riots, which spread across the nation and to which Mark Duggan's death provided the spark. The Tottenham wordsmith draws comparison between himself and Duggan, whom he had known, noting that it could just as easily have been he who had died:

'Member they put the cuffs on me / Felt like I couldn't even stand up or breathe / Brother Mark never made it to custody / I see his kids now and again / I give them every cent that I've got up in my pocket / But it isn't enough