This week, Blueprint Collective member Tyrique Tagoe Wyse interviews ragga deejay, artist and Brent legend General Levy.
Bubbling up in Brent against ‘early beef in the hood’, General Levy has performed at venues from Stonebridge in Brent to Top of the Pops and across America.
“No rasta business in the house.”
Looking back on buying 50p kebabs and playing Pacman during school lunchtimes in Neasden, General retells his early career in the urban music scene and how, 34 years since his first show, he’s still INCREDIBLE.
“Genuine ‘I am happy today’ vibe - waking up one morning and seeing I got a top 10 tune in the charts.”
From the Brent 2020 team, big up Tia, Monique and Savanna.
NB. Contains swearing.
How have Brent’s legends been coping during the ongoing pandemic, and what might it mean for their work and practice?
In this new video series, guest hosts from the Blueprint Collective catch up – in a socially distanced way, of course – with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists from across the borough to find out how they’ve been affected and perhaps even inspired by the COVID-19 crisis. Along the way, we dig deeper into our guests’ connections to Brent, discovering what they’ve been reading, watching, hearing and absorbing during this strange and frightening time – and hearing more about how they’re responding.
This forms part of Brent 2020 Unlocked.