ONE TO WATCH // TOP BOY
Channel 4 has a long history of producing striking visual content which tackles social reality,whereas other broadcasters merely give topics a once over with a candy floss like duster claiming to comprehend issues prevalent in the concrete jungle.
Described as “A thrilling and raw four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London – an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture” Top Boy may appear to be a tad cliche but it’s important to recall a side of the Big Smoke which has always been put to one side.
Lovin the ‘ardest instrumental of last year in the promo and all
Featuring former So Solid member turned thespian Asher D, Kano (in his first acting role) and Scorcher, the first episode is due to be broadcast on the eve of Jack O’ Lanterns next week Monday the 31st of October.
SB.TV Interview with the Top Boy cast
Lastly, to coincide with the series launch, a mixtape featuring a whole host of homegrown artists including Benny Banks, Giggs, Mic Righteous and Ghetts has been made available. Hosted by 1xtra DJ Charlie Sloth and compiled by Chantelle Fiddy, the selection is on point ‘naturally’ with two regular purveyors of the underground in collaboration.
Top Boy – The Mixtape Free D/L