Release Date: 11/09/2020
To celebrate the fall of the House of Windsor, the worlds most notorious crime family, Scorzayzee releases this UK Hip Hop Classic on 12” vinyl for the first time
The track was originally written as a stream of consciousness tempered by the Bush and Blair invasion of Iraq recorded in one take in the early hours of 16th April 2003 by Nottingham’s P Brothers.
This is the first track that Zane Lowe played twice in succession in the same show and was subsequently banned from the BBC, reprimanded by parliament and shunned by Buckingham Palace. Now, for the first time, on Scorzayzee's very own boutique imprint; Gotham City, Great Britain, the British Hip Hop classic is available on vinyl and general release with a bag of remixes and alt versions in the pipeline
“A Portrait of a nation torn apart by crime, poverty and political corruption” The Guardian
Great Britain is one of the great British protest songs, in harmony with, and epitomising the early relationship between Hip Hop and Punk, a lineage cemented by British artist Jamie Reid, himself responsible for the iconic Sex Pistols art and imagery of the late 70’s, now contributing in kind to the songs statement with vivid artwork placing the monarch in a more realistic light from its media fawning and sycophancy, emphasising the dark triad nature of the Battenberg / Savile Pedophile clan, and the deeply intertwining roots of the British Royal family and the Nazis
“More offensive than God Save The Queen” The Telegraph
Through an obscenity-laced television interview in December 1976 and their May 1977 single, "God Save the Queen", the Sex Pistols attacked Britons' social conformity and deference to the Crown, precipitating the punk rock movement.
“Too Extreme” Julie Kirkbride Shadow Culture Secretary of Britain
This is a cultural corner stone for British music, constantly relevant and at last available for all to enjoy at a time when the country reflects on, and revolts from, institutionalised racism born of its establishments’ colossal wealth and power built upon slavery and genocide of millions of africans, Indians and poor people the world over.
“No Comment” Buckingham Palace
Side A (9.13)
1) Great Britain (Produced by P Brothers)4.42
2) Great Britain Instrumental (Produced By P Brothers)4.26
Side B (7.54)
1) Great Britain (1st Blood & Invisible Orchestra Version)4.30
2) Great Britain A cappella 3.22