Specialising in speedy verses, solid beats and honest lyrics, Wilko Wilkes is alternative West Yorkshire rapper on the rise. While the key themes of Wilkes’ ‘Poverty in the UK’ don’t surprise us, the social issues that are rife right now have come to the fore even more amid the pandemic over the last year. That’s why now is such a great time to be releasing this powerfully accurate, hard-hitting piece.
The take-home message of this new track is that, despite the desperation of the situation, people should work together to at least bring kindness and solidarity to one another. That sort of ethos is crucial right now.
Wilkes is going one better by putting his words into action; all proceeds from the purchase of this single will be split equally between Shelter and Andy’s Man Club, a Leeds-based mental health charity. Two phenomenal causes.