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By the way, Daily Mail, JFS is NOT a private school, it is a state school! 😉
It’s a long way from 8 Mile! Lib Dem peer’s grandson records excruciating ‘gangsta rap’ videos in the ‘ghetto’ of leafy Hampstead – and says Eminem was his inspiration
- David Palmer raps under the ghetto pseudonym Dave in Charge
- The 25-year-old is the grandson of Lord and Lady Palmer of Childs Hill
- His debut single Habitat was released on March 21
- Describing himself as a ‘conscious rap artist’ he said he was inspired by Eminem’s track The Real Slim Shady
The grandson of a Lib Dem peer is following an unlikely career path, after recording a series of rap videos from his family’s plush North London home.
David Palmer – who performs under the name Dave In Charge – said he has drawn inspiration from Eminem after hearing the U.S. star’s hit The Real Slim Shady at a school disco.
Now 25, Mr Palmer, the grandson of Liberal Democrats Lord and Lady Palmer of Childs Hill, has released two tracks Habitat and Screw Valentines Day.
His debut single Habitat, comes with the description: ‘Dave in Charge is an emerging Conscious Rap artists who grips your attention with epiphanies and sentiments as he unravels what we take for granted.’
His website adds: ‘Growing up in Golders Green, London, and being the grandson of the recently titled Lord and Lady Palmer of Childs Hill, Dave’s upbringing is unusual for a rap artist.
‘As Dave’s quirky mould-breaking delivery and content upsets the status quo, he challenges preconceptions of who you might expect to be a rap artist and also what a rap song can be about.’
Mr Palmer, who attended the private Jewish Free School in Kenton, London said: ‘I discovered rap from a young age.
‘I think it was probably during my year six disco at school that I first heard The Real Slim Shady by Eminem.
‘That made me want to check out rap music a bit more. As I was brought up with politics all around me, I seemed to understand what was going on.
‘While a lot of people may be alienated by the political situations, I felt that I was able to understand the American ghetto situations because I had the political background.’
He said Habitat, filmed in Hampstead Heath, challenges social perceptions of the environment and acts as a mirror for society to hold up against itself to force us to stop damaging Mother Nature.
The 25-year-old, recorded the track in his bedroom. The track features the lyrics: ‘I write words, but can’t move you like tectonic plates.
‘I create Mexican waves, but know I’m nothing against the waves.
‘Fine, I’ll shine, but without some sun the crops ain’t safe.
‘Tell the rain ‘come again another day’ – that won’t make it wait.’
Mr Palmer’s first album, Pangaea, will follow later in the year.
If they publish it in their physical paper, I’ll post some photos in this blog article – right in this spot!
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