…to be found in the new Professor Green remix of Rascals' debut single 'Fire Blaze'.
Like many of you we have been closely following the modern day pop fairytale of Professor Green's follicular reinvention and it's so great to hear him finally addressing the detail through the medium of popular song.
Hip-hop is often at its best when it combines elements of escapism with frank meditations on the struggles of everyday existence and we don't think that tension comes to life any more electrifyingly than in this lyric:
I'm on fire, I'm on fire
I'm a liar my pants are on fire
So is my hair
Yeah this new hairstyle takes so much hairspray
That if anybody gets near me with a lighter…
People often say that modern pop artists are scared to be political, so full credit to Professor Green for finally tackling a real 'issue' in his music. The rap in question is at the start of this clip.
Rascals are quite good by the way. They're a sort of 'let's launch it through 1Xtra', 'boyband-but-they-probably-wouldn't‑see-it-like-that' affair. The band have done a — YOU'VE GUESSED IT! — mixtape or two in their time and 'Faces', the song at about 7:21 in the one below, is pretty listenable.
(It's a bit thin on Pro Green hair content but it does include the line "more angry than Gordon Ramsay".)
More Rascals here if you're interested; 'Fire Blaze' is out in April.