Thu, 04/10/2014 - Zurich, 10.4.2014: Ugly Duckling, understanding rap & what the fink
 
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Ron's favourite song

Ron's favourite song: Liiines by Ghostpoet


 
The UK has slowly grown it's own brand of rap/hip-hop that is a million miles away from it's US bigger brother. Liiines by Ghostpoet shows the road less travelled. Enjoy.

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