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In the wake of multiple knife-related murders in the UK’s capital, activist and ex-gang member Josh Osbourne takes an in-depth look at the “code of silence”. This is an entrenched mindset that regularly stops young people from going to the authorities, in fear of being labelled a “snitch”. Britain’s most senior police officer attributes the recent spate of murders to austerity, drug markets, police cuts and social media, yet despite a controversial crack-down targeting drill music videos, the number of deaths keep rising. Josh follows the grieving families struggling to find justice and answers in their own communities. He speaks to an active gang member about how reputation is a fiercely protected social capital and shame can be a gateway to violence. He learns that surviving a knife attack is no longer seen as a close call, but a badge of honour, and how the consequences of knife crime stretch beyond simply life and death. The film explores how the internet has profoundly altered the way conflicts are instigated and unravel on London’s streets, and how the communities affected are reacting to this. As London remains in the throes of a knife crime epidemic, VICE takes a look at one of the most important domestic issues of our time.
Classic music is timeless, its appeal is never ending. Beres Hammond is an artist with multiple classics to his credit; for more than 30 years his unmistakable voice has given fans moments and memories for a lifetime. With his new album, Never Ending, Beres carries on the grand tradition of a romantic balladeer with sensitivity and swagger.
Never Ending features 14 songs about love and life, done in collaboration with longtime recording studio partners; Willie Lindo, Kirk Ben-nett, Handel Tucker, Errol ‘Flabba’ Carter, Leroy & David Heywood aka “Mafia & Fluxy,” Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn among others. Never Endingpresents 21st century classics from the master of romance and reggae.
Never Ending will be released via VP Records on October 12th.