CMU Approved

Approved: Riz MC – Englistan

By | Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

Riz MC

It’s now ten years since Riz MC first made his mark with a satirical take on being a Muslim in the UK in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks, ‘Post-9/11 Blues’. His new single, the title track from recently release mixtape ‘Englistan’, explores the same topic in a more sombre fashion.

Produced by Jakwob, the track was recorded before the EU referendum, while its video was made in the wake of the vote. Explains Riz: “We made this video in the context of a 500% rise in racist hate crime after the recent Brexit referendum in the UK. It’s for Eid and celebrates multiculturalism as a response to the recent surge in racism in the UK”.

Watch the ‘Englistan’ video here:

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