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Great Britain

Great Britain

Artist Scorzayzee 
Title Great Britain 
Format 12″ Deluxe Vinyl 
Release date Friday 11th September 2020 
Pre Order Available Now Pre Save on Spotify etc

To celebrate the fall of the House of Windsor, the worlds most notorious crime family, Scorzayzee releases this UK Hip Hop Classic on 12” vinyl for the first time

Rap: Scorzayzee 
Music: P Brothers 
Art: Jamie Reid 

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The track was originally written as a stream of consciousness tempered by the Bush and Blair invasion of Iraq recorded in one take in the early hours of 16th April 2003 by Nottingham’s P Brothers. 

This is the first track that Zane Lowe played twice in succession in the same show and was subsequently banned from the BBC, reprimanded by parliament and shunned by Buckingham Palace. Now, for the first time, on Scorzayzee’s very own boutique imprint; Gotham City, Great Britain, the British Hip Hop classic is available on vinyl and general release with a bag of remixes and alt versions in the pipeline 

“A Portrait of a nation torn apart by crime, poverty and political corruption” The Guardian

Great Britain is one of the great British protest songs, in harmony with, and epitomising the early relationship between Hip Hop and Punk, a lineage cemented by British artist Jamie Reid, himself responsible for the iconic Sex Pistols art and imagery of the late 70’s, now contributing in kind to the songs statement with vivid artwork placing the monarch in a more realistic light from its media fawning and sycophancy, emphasising the the deeply intertwining roots of the (German / Greek) British Royal family and the Nazis 

“More offensive than God Save The Queen” The Telegraph

Through an obscenity-laced television interview in December 1976 and their May 1977 single, “God Save the Queen”, the Sex Pistols attacked Britons’ social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitating the punk rock movement.

“Too Extreme” Julie Kirkbride Shadow Culture Secretary of Britain

This is a cultural corner stone for British music, constantly relevant and at last available for all to enjoy at a time when the country reflects on, and revolts from, institutionalised racism born of its establishments’ colossal wealth and power built upon slavery and genocide of millions of africans, Indians and poor people the world over.  

“No Comment” Buckingham Palace

Side A (9.13)
1) Great Britain (Produced by P Brothers) 4.42
2) Great Britain Instrumental (Produced By P Brothers) 4.26

Side B (7.54)
1) Great Britain (1st Blood & The Invisible Orchestra Version) 4.30
2) Great Britain A cappella 3.22

Artwork By Jamie Reid 
Side A Produced By P Brothers 
Side B Recorded By Matt Terry & James Waring at Veda Studios
Side B Produced and Arranged by 1st Blood and Scorzayzee 
Mastered By Robin Junga 
Directed and Produced by Ste Allan
P Brothers are Published by Full Thought Publishing
©2020 Gotham City 
Barcode 5060079265837
Vinyl Distributed by Townsend Music

All enquires including press: mail (at) gothamcity (dot) co (dot) uk

Yo, the BNP still exists in Great Britain
Police brutality exists in Great Britain
Slavery made the riches of Great Britain
The Queen wears stolen diamonds, Great Britain
Her husband’s a Freemason, Great Britain
They killed Lady Di, Great Britain
Do I have to go into why, Great Britain?
Your politicians corrupt, Great Britain
Your prison’s full of crooks, Great Britain
Your education system is corrupt, Great Britain
Your laws are played out and fucked up, Great Britain
The IRA used to bomb your streets, Great Britain
Then you shake your hands in a deal, Great Britain
Thought you never negotiate with terrorists, Great Britain
Are Muslims your only nemesis, Great Britain?
The FBI’s paedophile list, Great Britain
But keep it on a hush hush hush, Great Britain

If I had an army, I would fight you
If I had the police, I’d arrest you
If I had my own court, my own judge and jury
I’d sit back and let history tell the story

Yo, you sold weapons to Iraq, Great Britain
Sold your soul to America the devil, Great Britain
You haven’t got no religion, Great Britain
Do you really believe in Jesus, Great Britain?
Thou shall not kill, Great Britain
Thou shall not steal, Great Britain
The homeless roam your streets, Great Britain
It’s all about your stocks and shares, Great Britain
A mortgage wrapped around your neck for years, Great Britain
The bank manager borrows your money, Great Britain
Now you in a whole heap of debt, Great Britain
Poverty is on your doorstep, Great Britain
Sit back and watch some TV, Great Britain
Watch the adverts and buy shit, Great Britain
Everything on finance for you, Great Britain
A slave to the system every day, Great Britain
While the rich take over your brain, Great Britain

If I had an army, I would fight you
If I had the police, I’d arrest you
If I had my own court, my own judge and jury
I’d sit back and let history tell the story

Don’t believe what you read in the news, Great Britain
You gave Palestine to the Jews, Great Britain
Stick your nose in people’s affairs, Great Britain
Councillors on 60 grand a year, Great Britain
More than the soldiers in Iraq, Great Britain
Then you have to pay your Council Tax, Great Britain
The Queen lives in a house like Saddam Hussein
They’re both rich so I guess they’re both one and the same
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves
Pirates on the ships just searching for the slaves
Control the world in this New World Order
Could’ve spent the war money on homes, food and water
I was born and raised in Great Britain
Brainwashed and put in a daze by Great Britain
I learnt how to rap myself in Great Britain
Yo, there’s nothing better than living in Great Britain

If I had an army, I would fight you
If I had the police, I’d arrest you
If I had my own court, my own judge and jury
I’d sit back and let history tell the story