Snowy’s single run as of late has been nothing short of a home run, and his new track features Sleaford Mods‘ Jason Williamson. ‘Effed’ – produced by Lenkemz – is a full throttle, dirge of abrasive bass sounds, with the two taking full aim at the wretched state of the establishment.
Snowy, never one to sugar coat his bars, kicks off the track with the proud statement “young, black, working class – I tick all the above”, before vocalising the frustrations many young people from all over the country have with the UK government. He goes on to highlight the mainstream media’s love affair with Black music from the UK, noting that it’s an arms length type of arrangement with the papers and outlets not really wanting to put their full stock in. Jason Williamson’s lays down his searing, spoken word delivery before the drop and in the middle of the track.
Overall, it’s a great track. One that speaks to the disenfranchisement felt by working class people, communicated with all the vigour and straight laced wit that could only come from a grime MC on top form. Crossover potential would be a bit too ‘industry’ to use as a descriptor, but if you’ve been following Sleaford Mods then you’ll know that Jason Williamson’s style isn’t a million miles away from grime, anyway. The most important thing is that it goes hard. Political – yes – but this one would feel right at home in a dark club at 3am, too.