Fried chicken lovers – UK grime stars Red Hot

Posted on October 20, 2008


The first time I heard this track played on BBC 1xtra I fell on the floor with laughter. The attitude mixed with the subject matter is a pretty hilarious combination!

For those of you who don’t know, a “junior spesh” is a child-sized portion of food; like a low budget version of a Happy Meal. Jay Z and Kanye might rap about jets and jewels, but for Red Hot, rising starts of the UK’s grime scene, life is all about cheap fried chicken.

My favourite lyric: “give me some tissue in case of mess”. Love it! It’s all about the homemade mayo baby!

As Red Hot explained on Tim Westwood’s show last night whereas people in EastEnders go to the pub to chill out and others might hang out at the golf club for young inner city kids the fried chicken shop is where it’s at.

If you don’t believe me just try to count the number of greasy fried chicken boxes that litter the streets around east or south London.

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