Let 'Em Come

Album: Distraction Pieces (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This track features verses from rappers POS and Sage Francis - the latter of which Pip regularly cites as a huge inspiration to him growing up and starting out in rap and spoken word music.
  • Pip's opening verse to this song features the line, "no-one likes us, but we don't care." This is actually a chant used by fans of Millwall Football Club, of which Pip is a lifelong fan. He has regularly appeared on football TV shows, including Sky Sports' Soccer AM, talking about football and his love of Millwall, and has written and performed many poems and spoken-word pieces pertaining to the club, including "Lion's Pride," a piece entitled "That's What We Do" for the club's 2012-2013 Player of the Season Awards, and several poems and raps written for ESPN - one to introduce the 2009 FA Cup Final, and another to introduce the 2013 FA Cup quarterfinal (which Millwall then won!).

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