Spoken Word By Potent Whisper (@PotentOfficial ) ‘Estate Of War’

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Lon­don rap­per Potent Whis­per releases ‘Estate of War’, a new Spoken Word piece explor­ing Estate Regen­er­a­tion.

The video was filmed on Cress­ing­ham Gar­dens Estate, one of sev­en hous­ing estates cur­rently facing demoli­tion in Lam­beth.

In an inter­view with Inside Hous­ing magazine, BRIT School gradu­ate Potent Whis­per spoke on Lam­beth Coun­cil’s treat­ment of res­id­ents:

“Lam­beth Coun­cil plans to demol­ish this com­munity of 300 fam­il­ies and house­holds because it claims it can­not afford new roofs, kit­chens and bath­rooms — des­pite hav­ing col­lec­ted 40 years’ worth of rent and receiv­ing more than £100m from the Decent Homes Stand­ard fund. The coun­cil claim that every­one will have the oppor­tun­ity to stay if they want to, but this really is an empty state­ment. Quite simply, Lam­beth has no idea how many people would be able to return because it hasn’t done the research. The real­ity is that hun­dreds of people will be made home­less, become dis­placed or forced into poverty, dir­ectly as a res­ult of the council’s actions. This is becom­ingly increas­ingly com­mon on estates across Lon­don and res­ist­ance is grow­ing stronger every day. People simply wish to remain in the homes that they love, the homes in which they have raised their fam­il­ies, along­side their neigh­bours who are in many cases their sup­port sys­tem or life­line”.

Estate of War was pro­duced by Jaya Klara Brekke and Ross Domoney, cre­at­or of the award win­ning film ‘Uprooted’ — a thirty minute doc­u­ment­ary fol­low­ing res­id­ents in their final days before estate demoli­tion.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGcuNBxkN1Y[/youtube]

CON­NECT
Potent Whis­per: https://twitter.com/PotentOfficial
Jaya Klara Brekke: https://twitter.com/jayapapaya
Ross Domoney: https://twitter.com/rossdomoney

Con­crete Action: https://www.concreteaction.net/ | https://www.facebook.com/ConcreteActi…

If your estate is at threat of regen­er­a­tion, we would strongly recom­mend join­ing ASH’s Face­book group for sup­port: https://www.facebook.com/groups/40849…

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Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.
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Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.