Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Bad Young Brother No More

Hippity Hopper Derek B has died, at the age of 44. The UK rapper is now perhaps a largely forgotten figure. His big hit 'Bad Young Brother' came across as being a bit comical, given its endless references to how he was going to be the new dominant figure in world rap and his rapid descent into obscurity thereafter. Still, while it's easy to scoff, Derek B is name-checked on a Public Enemy album, which is more than you can say.


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