Coalition

Album: Knowle West Boy (2008)
  • This song is a full-on-rap that deals with issues of prejudice and unity. The Sun July 4, 2008 asked Tricky if he'd ever done anything like this before. He replied: "That was a new thing, even though the start of my music career was based around rap. I enjoyed being political on that track. It's me trying to understand what the f--k is going on. I could be Muslim, I could be Jewish, I could be a Ku Klux Klan guy - but we all bleed. We're all the same but we don't have anything in common. I grew up in a mixed-race family and, at Christmas, saw people who were very white and very dark. To us, it was normal. I think it's strange how we get separated by religion or color."
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