FTSE - A British Anti-Capitalist Rapper 3 Favorite 

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Aug 26 2015

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England

"FTSE" is Birmingham-born producer and rapper Sam Manville. As an anti-captialist, he though it would be funny to take the name of the British stock market index (Financial Times and Stock Exchange), but he also jokes the acronym stands for "Fuck The System, Ennit.”

His music illuminates a number of modern day woes like environmental degradation, consumerism, labor relations, digital addiction, the culture industry, and poverty. His sad, sometimes angry voice, conveys the frustration and anxiety of our zeitgeist. With so few overtly political statements made in Western music these days, it is refreshing to hear an artist address serious issues through his lyrics.

Check out his music linked in his soundcloud below and his new album Joyless.

Here are the lyrics:

Glistens, a diamond ring goes the distance
How does a tiny clear mineral going from Africa to England
Just an accessory now for fat rich wrinkled fingers
I got blood on my hands, and it lingers
Remote controls and mobile phones
Made up of components that are dug out holes
Silver, gold, gas, oil or coal
I've got blood on my hands, and all over my home

You can get whatever you want for the right price
We're open on weekends
We're open all night
We've got hundred of brands
Selling the same thing
If we haven't got it
Then we'll order it in
I've got blood on my hands (x4)

It's rotten, 100% cotton
It doesn't cost a bomb just a nail in a coffin
Made in Taiwan but who cares and who knows
I've got blood on my hands, head, shoulders, knees and toes
Decisions, decisions, oh what's the fucking difference?
They all do the same thing, it's the packaging it comes in
I'm not standing up, I'm running
The revolution isn't coming
Got blood on my hands, and it just keeps gushing

You can get whatever you want for the right price
We're open on weekends
We're open all night
We've got hundred of brands
Selling the same thing
If we haven't got it
Then we'll order it in
I've got blood on my hands (x4)

And it won't come off, oh no (x7)

You can get whatever you want for the right price
We're open on weekends
We're open all night
We've got hundred of brands
Selling the same thing
If we haven't got it
Then we'll order it in
I've got blood on my hands (x4)
Well I've got blood on my hands (x4)

And it won't come off, oh no (x7)

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