So, pioneering British rapper Derek B has died from a heart attack, aged just 44. First Edward Woodward, now this. What a crappy day. This was his biggest hit (Derek's, not Edward's), 1988's Bad Young Brother (Sign O' The Times sample and all):
I hadn't realised till today that Derek co-wrote The Anfield Rap, the naff but surprisingly memorable Liverpool FA Cup Final song for 1988. (Its naffness and the fact that I don't even support Liverpool still didn't stop the teenage me from buying it on 7" at the time mind.)
Actually, I should have got the connection between Derek B and this song much much earlier. I mean, that's clearly Derek's voice at the start that John Barnes is miming over, isn't it?
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