Wretch 32 – Antwi
Wretch 32 is at his best when he’s spitting fire over an instrumental and with the track ‘Antwi’ Jermaine Scott Sinclair delivers a real gut punch of a track. The lyrics are hard hitting, calling out racism, familial loss and having to help his mum with the shopping. For those who are more familiar with Wretch’s work on chart-friendly tracks like ‘Don’t Go’ and ‘Unorthodox’, ‘Antwi’ and the other tracks on 2016’s ‘Growing Over Life’ album might come as a bit of a shock to you. As a Tottenham boy and nephew of equal rights campaigner Stafford Scott, Wretch 32 is here at his most reflective, raising concerns on important issues of race and class that became mainstream news during the London riots. Wretch 32 named the track ‘Antwi’ after losing his friend, mentor and former manager Richard Antwi in 2016.
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