So Solid Crew’S Mega Discusses The Police And Urban Music
Many urban acts who once came from the underground are now finding themselves in the mainstream spotlight; but one issue that has been affecting artists for years hasn’t quite been resolved – the 696 form. The form was set up by the Metropolitan police to ensure that live events stay safe – but is the risk-assessing process unfairly targeting urban musicians? London 360 investigate…
The form requests that promoters and club owners document personal details of DJs and artists, however, the form has caused controversy as some music fans and artists have said that it can be used to racially discriminate.
London 360 spoke to S.K.I.T.Z Beatz and So Solid Crew’s Mega, who called the form “the excuse, I feel, to prevent a lot of artists from progressing.”
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