Legacy | Migrant Sound Documentary | Ep 4 of 4 | Boiler Room

Legacy | Migrant Sound Documentary | Ep 4 of 4 | Boiler Room


You know what, I know people don’t mean
to say it, like, with a racist undertone. It’s that question of,
“Where are you really from?” It’s like, “What do you mean?
I was born in Birmingham, like. “Dudley Road Hospital.
What are you on about?” It’s just such an amazing time
for UK music. It’s full of a lot of energy,
do you know what I’m saying? Black kids can do what they want,
like, be who you want. I should’ve pressed my T-shirt.
My mum’s gonna be vexed with me.Tell me what you really wantYou could never do no wrongAre we feeling better now?I was just scared, you know, babeI don’t like to see you stressYou don’t like my cigarettesI can’t focus when you’re hereYou just love me when you’re nearEver since I can remember, like,
I’ve made music in this house. My dad was a musician. Every day, he had his guitar, like. When we were in the living room,
he’ll just draw for it and just piss man off! It was sick, it was decent, like. I feel like I picked up a lot of my melodies
and, like, grooves and shit from him. My dad used to love blues, and my sisters grew up, like,
funky house, garage, and then obviously I went to school, got
introduced to, like, grime and rap and shit. That’s why when, like, I first started, people couldn’t really tell you
what my music sounded like. It’s because it was just a blend
of all them things, innit? Mad story – this was
my mum’s council house. She had two youths
and my dad used to live in one of these, but he used to pry on my mum
from, like, up there, and, like, one day he’d see them,
my mum with my brother and sisters, and he bought them
ice cream and shit, so… He was a G for that stuff. I respect my mum for that, big half. My dad always, every year, took me
back home, like, to Barbados and shit, just so you get to know them,
like, know the area, like. My mum and dad are heroes in my eyes, cos every day I saw my dad wake up at, like,
six in the morning and put in a mad shift, so he could take us on them holidays,
me and my fucking nine siblings. So, like, they set a foundation for us
and still managed to build a yard. I’ve got an opportunity now to make
something for someone else, innit? And, like, just live my life through them
because they’ve done their all and their best to, like, even help me be here, making music and trying to better my life
and trying to do stuff man wanna actually do. You gotta know
where you come from, innit? That’s all I can, like, take from this shit. Different. Different kind of rhythms.News fire and I fling fire into foldersFlame for your midi
and your music controllersFlame for the Mac
and turn that junk into smouldersShipped out their baggage,
but to get this off your shouldersWanted credit as a you-know-what,
get credit from the oldersTill my credit score’s one that pulls
and we’re not bogusFire in my belly that can buy a decoderYou can sit around courts,
but you’ll never ever own usI feel British,
but at the same time there have been situations
where people don’t make you feel British. Do you know what I mean?
Like you don’t belong here. But that’s all I know,
cos I was born here. So I feel like it’s crucial for me
as a young black female to be talking about what’s happening
right now in my society to my people, so people can then go on
and listen to it and be like, “OK, this is what was happening
in two thousand and so and so.”Y’all come through, off we go,
stay active when my day’s slowYou booked me for a stage show,
what’s a Vulpix without flame-throw?And every day is the same flowI tag along to relate,
my attention span is rammingI don’t do this for the paid showYou’ve always been in this house? Literally from the day I was born.
It’s got everything I need in here. It’s the one place that I just feel able
to create and sit and write. The thing is, like, no one in my family
is actually, like, a musician or anything, but music has always been something
that I associate with unity, because from a young age, my house
has been, like, the hub of the family, so my whole family would come down,
music would be playing, food would be cooking, and, you know, music to me just
always kind of symbolised that unity, so I’ve just always held it with me.I wish these nights would turn into days,
quick I stumbled through my brain-boxLet some memory lane trip…I was influenced heavily by grime, because, again, it was just hearing people
with similar accents doing their thing.…but your head can be a pain, and…Plenty in the sea,
but you been led across some bait riverYeah, like, just having the spirit
of just doing things yourself. I think it will always kind of run
through UK culture and music. Well, I hope it does, because I feel like
that’s what really brings out the rawness in grime and UK hip-hop. Because it’s not like we’re seeking
approval off anybody else or, you know, waiting for anybody else
to make us sound the way we wanna sound. It’s just, like, if we don’t have the tools
and the access to make something, we’ll just make it happen regardless.Crazy, now I’m trying to see in colourWe see it very limited for success
to really happen, do you know what I mean? And it gets frustrating. There’s a lack of things
like community centres as well, and what’s gonna happen
when you just put kids on the road, they just do nothing,
and we have nothing there. It’s either you turn to music
or you turn to badness. You know, the responsibility, to be fair,
I feel like it relies heavily on us, because in my generation,
what’s happening now, you can’t really depend on the government
to really step up and help, because it seems like
they’re kind of trying to step back in what they’re trying to do
and what they’re trying to provide. So, yeah, we need to step up
and start monitoring things and making sure that, you know, they invest their talents and their energy
into other things, other than being on the streets. So, yeah,
it depends heavily on us, really. My granddad was a heavy lover of music.
My mum’s a DJ. My older brother used to go
on Supreme FM. I remember I used to stay up
and tape the shows. I was just excited. My uncle Herman,
he was a part of Coxsone Sound. My dad’s cousin is Dennis Brown. My other cousin was a part of Saxon Sound. I’ve just been
around the culture for so long. Music was destined for me. I was gonna
make music one way or the other. Yes, my brothers. Let’s gather. Right now, we’re at Digital Holdings. I’ve been making music here
for about 13 years. – Hi.
– What’s going on? You all right? Yeah, man.
I’ll give you a little tour. So this is where, like,
80% of the music videos are done. GRM Daily, SBTV,
you name it. This is studio A. And we got studio B. A lot of youth come here and, like,
they’re given a lot of free time to build, cos, like, a lot of these kids
can’t afford studio time, so I definitely give back. I’ll bring you to the big man’s office now. Corey Johnson. – What’s going on?
– This is the man. Yeah, man, you can see
a few achievements on the wall, and that. We’re a creative hub that supports
the industry, supports the talents. Definitely putting back into young talent is something that we not need to do,
we have to do.She wanna roll with me,
she wanna roll with me, yeahShe wanna roam away,
she wanna roam away, yeahGive her the whole of me,
give her the whole of meI used to be bad. When I was a child,
I was just a nuisance. You know what I mean? So, music was,
like, my way of expressing myself and actually coming away
from that lifestyle. Some of these little kids that come from
mad backgrounds don’t have nothing to do. The government isn’t providing
anything for them to do. They don’t even care.
They’re blaming drill music, yeah? But you can’t blame music
for the way people are acting. We need to see more hubs.
We need way more hubs. No more holding back, like. Just put into the community,
give the children a path. And giving them hope. When I pass away, hopefully all the good stuff
that I’ve done is gonna give me a good legacy,
do you know what I’m saying, like? A nice legacy
that people will know, yeah? “Yung Saber, Joseph,
like, that guy was a thorough guy. “He always looked after me,
he always gave me his 100.” You get me? Yeah, and that’s something
that I’ll continue to do. I will never stop helping. Before a certain period,
England was black and white. We came here and we paved the way. Music is the one that draws people to you. They had such a big part
in developing the UK. Black culture drives trends
and drives this kind of raw energy. The music is one of the most important things
that could ever happen. What would the UK be like
without this immigration over the years? Come on, don’t be stupid.

13 comments

  1. Unfortunately, it's time to stop subscribing to your channel. I am very sorry about it, but I can not find valuable music on it anymore 🙁 I greet you and wish you all the best.

  2. They are a buisness if tomorow everyone will suck Hitlers kock they will too there is no Liberal or that or that agenda its just popular opinion, youtube is populated by right leaning kiddos who dont go out, so you can see lots of dislikes but they dont care, they push it for main demographic, if they were really communist, leftist or liberal, they would do it as a nonprofit organisation at least, sad you get baited so easily…

  3. Do you really have to migrate to make music, can we just send them instruments instead LOL

    It's like, we have the internet for fucking recipes and so forth, we don't actually need you to plate food up in person LOL

  4. I'm genuinely astounded by the comments here, boiler room made a video about young black producers telling their story and all we have in this section is a bunch of people calling them leftys?? Poor fucking show guys if you don't want to accept the culture get the fuck out the scene.

  5. Thank you for promoting the invasion of Europe. Warm in your upmarket neighborhoods of Los Angeles, you take part in the disaster. I wanted to listen to music, instead you use propaganda. Unsubscribe.

  6. Love the comments from all the white nationalists unsubscribing. Boo hoo cry me a river. Great documentary and music. Inspiring to see all the talent and hard work of these artists.

  7. Keep making these videos guys. All the racists are saying they're unsubscribing as if anyone wanted them here in the first place.

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